DeLAND, Fla. — DeLand leaders are hoping to fight homelessness in the city by asking people to pull out their phones instead of their wallet.
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The new campaign is in partnership with The Neighborhood Center. Flyers will be set up encouraging people to donate so they can channel the funds to the right place.
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The city is launching its “Spare Change for Real Change,” a donation drive will be set up using a QR Code. Donations can also be accessed by texting “Change 4 Homeless” to 44321.
The city will then give the donation to the Neighborhood Center for Homeless Prevention.
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The organization is doing other initiatives, like going out into the community with officers for outreach to help more people who are sleeping outside in wooded areas and downtown.
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