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[29 Jul 2010 | One Comment | 1,479 views]
‘Stand Up and Be Counted 2010′ coming to NWA Saturday

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS–The story began one year ago and continues this Saturday in Northwest Arkansas.
That story is the quest to raise public awareness about–and eventually end– homelessness in Arkansas and throughout the country.
In January 2009, the University of Arkansas Community and Family Institute published a “point-in-time” homeless census that shared a staggering statistic that shocked many local residents. At that point, there were 1,287 homeless people (half of whom were children) living in Northwest Arkansas alone.
Last year, Mike Horvath, founder of InvisiblePeople.tv, came to NWA to talk about homelessness and how …