In Texarkana, Arkansas on Tuesday, the Salvation Army conducted its annual homeless count.
The ‘point in time’ count assists the charity in receiving government funding for its homeless program. That funding supplies about a third of its budget. The count also helps gauge the severity of the homeless issue. So far, this year’s count is lower than usual.
Major David Feeser said, “An accurate number allows us to be able to compete with places like Little Rock and up in Branson, and Fort Smith, some of the bigger cities, for us to be able to have adequate resources for those who are homeless in the area.”
The homeless count continues through Tuesday evening.