Homeless numbers on the rise, says charity

A leading homeless charity has said the numbers living on the streets is increasing because of the recession.

Today marks World Homeless Day and to coincide with the anniversary, DePaul Ireland is launching an exhibition in Dublin of pieces of art created by people who are currently homeless and seeking support from the organisation.

The group is also appealing to the public for donations as funding to the organization has been cut by 12% this year.

Anyone who wishes to make a donation to DePaul Ireland can text the word BLANKET to 51 500.

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