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Pueblo group ready to launch anti-panhandling campaign

Posted at 9:43 PM, Feb 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-14 23:43:35-05

A group in Pueblo says its anti-panhandling campaign is ready to launch.

The Community Commission on Housing and Homelessness says it has received more than $8,000 each from the city and county government.

The group hopes to use the money to reduce homelessness in the community.

"It is important because we have local organizations that are working to support and end homelessness, support the needs of the homeless, and end homelessness through transitioning programs," said Sara Rose.

The money will be used for billboards, posters, and other signs to educate people on giving to homeless organizations instead of panhandlers.