Catholic Charities to participate in Twins Home Game to End Homelessness

| June 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

baseball gloveThe Minnesota Twins will hold the team’s annual Home Game To End Homelessness June 18, highlighting the increase in the number of people who lack stable housing and the need to prevent homelessness.

Beginning with the June 17 home game, people will be able to contribute money through mobile donating, according to a news release from Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

During the June 18 Twins game, those attending will be encouraged to donate via text messaging and by purchasing raffle tickets. Proceeds will benefit Catholic Charities and three other organizations that serve people who are homeless.

In 2006, the number of people who were homeless decreased slightly, according to a Wilder Foundation study. Just three years later, Wilder’s study found a 25 percent increase in the number of people who were homeless.

Catholic Charities reported an increase of 22 percent in the number of people using its emergency shelter between 2008 and 2010. Catholic Charities plans to open Higher Ground, an emergency shelter and supportive housing program near Target Field.

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