2nd phase of Pinellas Hope breaks ground listen09/18/09 Mitch E. Perry
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In Pinellas County, Catholic Charities officially broke ground Friday this morning on the second phase of a "tent city" for the homeless.
Pinellas Hope originally opened in December 2007 as a unique private-public partnership to create a new facility for the homeless in the County.
Pinellas County Commissioner Ken Welch was at today’s ceremony, and has been a leading advocate for the homeless on the County Commission.
Frank Murphy, the President of Catholic Charities, has said that approximately 900 people have been in their Tent City since it opened in December of 2007.