Tents, blankets, warm clothing and a hot meal were given out by volunteers at the Point in Time Homeless Count, Jan. 30, in Madras at the Madras Christian Church.
Those arriving to collect the giveaway items were asked to complete a short survey on their situations. Volunteers also went out into the community to try to locate homeless camps.
Special guests observing the count included Keith Harris, the National Director of Clinical Operations for Veterans Administration Homeless Programs, and Renee Moore, from the Portland VA Medical Center, who also works with the homeless.
The results of the count won't be known until March, after all the data is compiled.