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Expo aims to tackle homelessness

Posted at 3:03 PM, Aug 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-02 17:03:21-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — A community comes together in an effort to tackle a problem that affects all of us -- homelessness.

An expo Thursday night at the Colorado Springs City Auditorium, called "A Community Call to Action," brought together government agencies, faith-based groups, non-profits, and private businesses to address the problem.

Homelessness touches every aspect of our lives, from jobs to crime, healthcare and affordable housing.

"It's all of our problem, it requires all of us to be part of the solution," said Colorado Springs resident Dave Sekel. "There's quite a number of different folks who have different focuses on that type of problem or dilemma, and I'minterested in meeting them and seeing how I can use my experiences to be a part of the solution here in town."

Sekel just moved here from Austin, Texas, where he was part of non-profits that focused on homelessness and finding solutions.

He says it's everyone's responsibility for everyone in a community to take an active role to help others who need a hand up, not a hand out.