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I Am Waters Foundation Spends July 4 Honoring Homeless Vets | Houston, Texas | ABC 13

HOUSTON (KTRK) — Life is not easy for servicemen and women when they return home after months, even years of war.
Fortunately, there are many organizations to help them. Now one group is using something as simple as a bottle of water to inspire our vets.
The government estimates more than 100,000 veterans are homeless. They live on the streets or in transitional housing, and while many of us take it for granted, they don’t have easy access to the most basic necessity–water.

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Houston Woman Has Spent a Lifetime Helping Elderly Homeless | Houston, Texas | Chron

HOUSTON, TEXAS – A collage of photographs in the front office of the Turning Point Center captures the joy and heartache of Isha Salas Desselle’s daily work.
Desselle, the center’s founder, looks at a picture of a frail woman who once lived at the center. The homeless woman, whom she described as a “real fighter,” had several ailments and had suffered a broken arm, wrist and ankle by the time she found refuge at the homeless shelter for the elderly.
Then there’s the photo of the elderly man who had cataracts and was evicted from his apartment.
“He couldn’t see to help himself,” recalled Desselle. “He was referred to us. We helped him get his operation and his disability benefits.”

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On the Street: The Numbers Are In, and They’re Not Good: Our Homeless Problem Continues To Worsen | Houston, Texas | Houston Chronicle

A recently released survey of the homeless population of Harris and Fort Bend counties indicates a 25 percent increase from the previous year. According to the Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County, volunteers counted more than 8,500 men, women and children, with more than half that number living in unsheltered conditions.
The comparable count last year was more than 6,800. Add in prisoners at the Harris County Jail without homes and homeless people receiving emergency housing assistance, and the current total tops 13,000.

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MyFox Austin – Homeless Cope With The Heat

MyFoxAustin writes “With a continuous 10 hot days of high degree temperatures, the city of Austin and other organizations have taken the task at hand, distributing water around the city […]

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