Locals raise awareness for homeless problem

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ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – There has been a lot of talk about the homeless crisis and where they should set up, but there has been a lack of banter about what to do about it.

CNM Anthropology students, Professor Oppenheim and TenderLove Community Center have partnered up with local humanitarians, Chantelle Martinez and Carolyn Maurer, to try to find solutions for Albuquerque’s homeless.

A one day event, Homeless Empowerment Festival, will help to use a proactive approach to end not only the homeless problem, but also the Tent City crisis.

This event looks to find workable and practical solutions.

Over 20 booths full of information from various local agencies, three empowerment workshops and guest speakers will join in at the event help to raise awareness and give information to help with the community’s homeless issues.

This family event will also provide fee food, live entertainment, free face paintings, and activities for the kids.

Vendors will also be passing out free hygiene bags and food bags.

This event begins Sunday, April 18 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Noon Day Ministries.

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