A group of Riggs ambulance service volunteers joined by Merced City Manager Steve Carrigan, stop to speak with a homeless man during the 2016 Merced City and County Continuum of Care Homeless Count in Merced, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016. Approximately 150 volunteers walked the city to speak with the homeless and offer them a quarter gallon bag containing snacks, socks and various hygiene products.
A group of Riggs ambulance service volunteers joined by Merced City Manager Steve Carrigan, stop to speak with a homeless man during the 2016 Merced City and County Continuum of Care Homeless Count in Merced, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016. Approximately 150 volunteers walked the city to speak with the homeless and offer them a quarter gallon bag containing snacks, socks and various hygiene products. Andrew Kuhn akuhn@mercedsunstar.com
A group of Riggs ambulance service volunteers joined by Merced City Manager Steve Carrigan, stop to speak with a homeless man during the 2016 Merced City and County Continuum of Care Homeless Count in Merced, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016. Approximately 150 volunteers walked the city to speak with the homeless and offer them a quarter gallon bag containing snacks, socks and various hygiene products. Andrew Kuhn akuhn@mercedsunstar.com

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