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Inaugural 'World Homeless Day' Puts The Spotlight On Global Crisis

World Homeless Day

First Posted: 10/11/10 02:27 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:00 PM ET

Sunday marked the first annual World Homeless Day.

With millions of people around the world facing homelessness, including those displaced by natural disasters such as the earthquake in Haiti and massive flooding in Pakistan.

According to the website,

The purpose of World Homeless Day is to draw attention to homeless people's needs locally and provide opportunities for the community to get involved in responding to homelessness, while taking advantage of the stage an 'international day' provides.

Individual communities around the world honored World Homeless Day by gathering together to help local homeless populations.

CTV News reports Calgary residents gathered together to raise awareness about homelessness in the city and serve up hot meals for 2,000 hungry Canadians.


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