Pri­vate ef­fort to help curb home­less­ness


In­di­vid­u­als or groups in­ter­ested in as­sist­ing home­less chil­dren and adults in the south Utah Val­ley area are in­vited to at­tend a meet­ing Wed­nes­day, July 8, 7 p.m. at the of­fice of Mckell Chris­tiansen Wise, 642 Kirby Lane #105, Span­ish Fork.

“We are aware of sig­nif­i­cant needs in Nebo School Dis­trict, where over 1,000 stu­dents are with­out a roof over their heads,” Kari Malkovich, lo­cal res­i­dent and or­ga­nizer of the meet­ing, said. “The prob­lem spreads through­out Utah Val­ley, and, ob­vi­ously, else­where, but we would like to ad­dress our lo­cal prob­lem.”

Ev­i­dence points to chil­dren that are liv­ing in cars, tents, garbage dump­sters, aban­doned barns and other build­ings, and, for those that are lucky, some chil­dren “couch hop,” that is, to spend the night with a friend on the liv­ing room sofa.

Many chil­dren are also us­ing school fa­cil­i­ties for showers, laun­dry and food.

For more in­for­ma­tion, please con­tact Malkovich at kl­ or Linda P. Wal­ton, linda@ the­wal­ton­ .

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