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11-8-2011 Hunger and Homelessness

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11-8-2011 Hunger and Homelessness
The mission of the Lee County Homeless Coalition is to advocate, educate, and promote awareness of issues and obstacles facing homeless individuals in Lee County through community collaboration, planning and implementing solutions; and Whereas: November 12 to 20, 2011 is designated as National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week to educate the public and bring awareness to the needs of the homeless; and Whereas: The Lee County Homeless Coalition will sponsor on November 19, 2011 the “Homeless Challenge” as an educational tool providing awareness to those who participate. Participants will live on the streets as a person experiencing homelessness. This Challenge will provide a life-altering experience with the power to effect change. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida that we do hereby proclaim the week of November 12 through 20 as: NATIONAL HUNGER and HOMELESSNESS AWARENESS WEEK in Lee County and recognize that this is a week of special importance and encourages all citizens to recognize that many people do not have housing and need support from citizens, and private/public nonprofit service entities. Duly executed this 8th day of November, 2011. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS LEE COUNTY, FLORIDA