Hundreds of County employees started their Friday in the very early morning hours to participate in the annual Point-in-Time Count. Volunteers fanned out in assigned areas across the region to look for and tally people experiencing homelessness.
Among them were members of employee resource group CSDFEA, or County of San Diego Filipino-American Employees' Association. It's the group’s annual tradition.
"It's our way of supporting... not only the County, but the community," said Ardee Apostol, CSDFEA member and HHSA employee.
Follow along in the video above with three members of the group as they counted in the early morning.
The count gives a snapshot in time of the number of homeless people. The numbers help the region apply for federal funding and identify solutions on how to best serve this at-risk population.
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