Over 100 people showed up at City Mission’s Hoodies for Homelessness breakfast on Friday.
The organisation is encouraging Launceston groups to wear hoodies and raise money as part of National Homelessness Week, and hosted a free breakfast last week as part of the campaign.
City Mission spokesperson Vanessa Cahoon said there were 1600 people sleeping rough in Tasmania at any one time.
“But of course we know that the numbers are significantly higher than that, because they don’t include people that are living in overcrowded accommodation or are couch surfing, staying with friends, and things like that,” she said.
City Mission provides food, showers, washing machines, and service provision for homeless people around Launceston.
This is their first Hoodies for Homelessness campaign.
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