The United Way of Marshall County and the Marshall County Community Foundation are ready to conduct a survey to collect data on homelessness and housing insecurities in Marshall County. The Point-in-Time (PIT) Count is a national event to count sheltered and unsheltered homeless people on a single day in January.   This year the count is on Wednesday, January 26.

Families and individuals who have relied on the County Trustee, churches, or charities to help them stay housed month-to-month are asked to participate in the PIT Count. Persons facing eviction, who rely on couch surfing, or feel they are forced to reside in an unsafe space are encouraged to make their voices heard. Multiple families staying in a single residence – not by choice – are asked to participate.

Do you know someone who must fight month-to-month to keep their families in a safe, affordable home or apartment? Please encourage them to participate in this important event. Accurate data on how many individuals struggle with housing in Marshall County will empower our county and communities to respond in the best way possible to serve and help households and individuals experiencing homelessness.

PIT Count locations on Wednesday, January 26 in Marshall County are: The Bread of Life Food Pantry at 6770 North Michigan Road in Plymouth from 1-3 p.m.

The Marshall County Neighborhood Center at 402 West Garro Street in Plymouth from 10 a.m. till noon and 5 to 7 p.m. and

The Plymouth Goodwill at 1547 Pilgrim Lane, Plymouth from 10 till 2.