Advocates from a pair of non-profit organizations plan to show the community possible temporary homeless shelters at an event on Friday, April 23.
Well in the Desert, which operates a cooling center and provides meals and clothing to those experiencing homelessness in Palm Springs, and Martha’s Village & Kitchen, an Indio-based organization providing similar services, will showcase shelters made by Pallet at the event from 4:30 PM-7 PM at Hot Purple Energy, 810 N. Farrell Dr. in Palm Springs.
“The Well and Martha’s Village and Kitchen are doing everything we can to help the City of Palm Springs find a real solution to help handle the problem of homelessness,” Well in the Desert wrote on its Facebook page April 6. “We think we have a very valid idea that can do a lot of good for everyone in the community.”
The influx of homeless into the south end of the city has been a topic of increased discussion among business owners and citizens lately after Police Chief Bryan Reyes told city officials of a Riverside County program that results in the release of prisoners to a Palm Springs hotel for the purposes of quarantining from COVID after serving sentences in Banning.
Organizers of the April 23 presentation plan to have live music, beverages and appetizers for the public.
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