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State of Florida
HELP THE HOMELESS MONTH
WHEREAS, there are over 60,000 persons in Florida on any given night who are homeless and have no place of their own to sleep; and
WHEREAS, homelessness can affect everyone but especially families, children, our military veterans, persons with mental illness, persons with disabilities, and those persons with substance problems; and
WHEREAS, homelessness creates a large demand on the state's social and economic resources; and
WHEREAS, government programs alone have been unable to solve the problem; and
WHEREAS, the causes of homelessness are numerous and complex, requiring individually tailored services; and
WHEREAS, the solution of the issue of homelessness requires that all citizens become involved in helping their neighbors in need through the donation of their time, talents and resources; and
WHEREAS, it is important that all of the residents of the State of Florida are given the opportunity to be safely housed and healthy;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Charlie Crist, Governor of the State of Florida, do hereby extend greetings and best wishes to all observing January 2008 as Help the Homeless Month.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand
and caused the Great Seal of the State of Florida to be
affixed at Tallahassee, the Capital, this 29th
day of December, in the year two thousand seven.
THE CAPITOL Tallahassee, Florida 32399 • (850) 488-2272 • fax (850) 922-4292