Local volunteers work to combat homelessness on World Habitat Da - Tucson News Now

Local volunteers work to combat homelessness on World Habitat Day

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

An international day of recognition is bringing attention to homelessness. 

Monday, Oct. 3, is World Habitat Day - a day that sheds light on the basic right that everyone needs adequate shelter.

According to the 2016 homeless count, 1,765 people in Pima County are homeless.

Habitat for Humanity Tucson is working to lower that number.

They are going to raise the walls on six homes for families in need.

On Monday, 300 volunteers were in the Copper Vista Neighborhood, near Park and Drexel, working throughout the day to help build homes.

The homes will take about nine months to complete.

For ways to give, visit: https://www.habitattucson.org/

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