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Salvation Army surveys homeless population

by Lannie Walker

Guam - A recent count of the homeless living on Guam is now being assessed by the Salvation Army. Amor Say from the Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority, which partners with the non-profit organization on the homeless count says last year they found a homeless population of 1,600 people.

"We do it every year but we are mandated to do it every other year the data that we get," she said.

Say adds they also distributed goods such are canned food, toiletries and bedding donated by the private sector. Approximately 100 volunteers divided into two teams and canvassed the island surveying homeless residents and collecting demographic information. She says they are still calculating the figures but says according to information gathered last year, Micronesians make up the majority of the homeless population while Chamorros are the second most-predominant ethnicity.

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