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Toledo advocates of the homeless hold rally

Louis Escobar Louis Escobar
Ken Leslie Ken Leslie

TOLEDO -- A rally held in front of One Government Center in Toledo Thursday night was meant to train a spotlight on the homeless who, some say, have been forgotten.

Some criticize the Toledo Lucas County Homelessness Board for a lack of action. The man who runs the board says the group is made up entirely of volunteers and that there's been a lot of red tape to wade through to get help. 

But, the board is still optimistic.

"We're hoping to bring in close to $3 million that will go to a variety of programs in the City of Toledo and Lucas County that will be specifically there to meet the needs of the homeless," said Louis Escobar, chairman of the board.

The rally's organizer believes the board needs to be more proactive in attracting people to ts service.

"The number one goal is to get people on the board who are business people who can set business rules, business parameters, performance measurements and accountabilities for the organizations involved in the homeless system," said Ken Leslie, an advocate for the homeless.

Leslie says he's not attacking the people of the board but the process of trying to get things done for those in need.

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