PARIS, Texas) -- The Lamar County Homelessness Coalition (LCHC) is planning several local events for this year's Homelessness Awareness Day on Wednesday, April 7th.
On April 7th, the Coalition is urging everyone to wear purple, the official color of homelessness awareness. That morning a group of Coalition Street Outreach members will gather on Bonham street at That House to distribute food, water, and hygiene items. At noon, everyone is invited to come downtown to march around the square with homemade signs in support of those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
Homelessness Awareness Day is designed to bring attention to the needs of the homeless and encourage conversations to make homelessness rare, brief and non-recurring.
In November, LCHC will host a "sleep in your car" event to bring more awareness to the needs of those experiencing homelessness.
For those interested in learning more about the Lamar County Homelessness Coalition and how they can get involved, email email@example.com