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Beaufort Agencies Counting and Helping Homeless Population

1/26/13 -

Beaufort County Agencies and volunteers are trying to get an accurate number of homeless living in our area.

In 2011, an estimate of two-to-four thousand neighbors were homeless and local agency officials tell NEWS 3, they expect to see an increase over last year's numbers.

"I come out here because I've been a little bit homeless, and I'm trying to find some help to get, and I hope I can find some help and all that."

Daniel Armstrong wasn't the only one seeking help Saturday---it was packed at the Boys and Girls Club in Beaufort as dozens of homeless neighbors and those down-on-their-luck sought some assistance from local agencies.

"I'm not homeless, but I do have a son that I'm trying to get a place for and get on SSI, I have three of my grandchildren that I am trying to raise right now, for certain purposes and hopefully it will only be for a few more months," said Alice Luebke.

And having to juggle all of that has meant giving up healthcare, among other things--but Luebke came out to get help.

"We've got Good Will all of the other non-profits that help people with their needs. So, we bring them in, give them a hot meal, give them a chance to be interviewed, find out why they're homeless, how did they get to that point, and how we can help them," said organizer Steve Curless.

This event wasn't just about counting the homeless it was about getting folks the help they need, and neighbors tell me this is a blessing in the darkest of times.

"This is a blessing and a lot of help for a lot of people I'm sure," said Luebke.

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