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ABQ Metro Public Safety Agencies Team Up Again to Host Collection Drive

Metro area public safety agencies have joined forces to host the second Sirens Collection Drive of the year for APS Homeless Students. The drive starts today, Nov. 17th and ends on Dec. 3rd.

AFD, APD, BCFD, BCSO, Albuquerque Area Firefighters Random Acts and Albuquerque

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Ambulance are hosting another drive for homeless students. The first drive was held in April and thanks to the generosity of our citizens, we were able to feed and provide for the students through the summer months. The supplies have dwindled and we are asking for your help once again to help these kids endure the winter months.


Currently, there are over 5,000 APS homeless students in the metro area. The students are living in cars, doubled up in homes or living on the street. Even while homeless, they’re committed to attending school with the goal of graduating. In 2013, two- hundred homeless students graduated high school. With your help, we can provide the essential items they need to be successful.

 

“We are asking our citizens once again to donate items to our local homeless students,” Albuquerque Fire Department Chief David Downey said. “Stop by any city or county fire or police station today to make a donation.”

 

The items needed are non-perishable ready to eat food items, standard sized toiletries, packaged socks and underwear, and school supplies. Collection barrels are located at every Albuquerque or Bernalillo County Fire or Police Stations as well as Albuquerque Ambulance Service and several local businesses.

 

For a complete list of needed items and collection sites, go to

http://www.cabq.gov/fire/sirens-collection-drive-for-homeless-students

For additional information on the APS Title I Homeless Project, go to http://www.aps.edu/title-i/homeless-project and don't forget to like our Facebook page at

https://www.facebook.com/ABQMetroSirensforHomelessStudents

 

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