Sacramento churches band together to fight homelessness

Betty Musladin of Fair Oaks gave because she believes it is her Christian duty to help others. Rick Le Burkien of Sacramento said he donated because he is concerned about the number of homeless veterans he sees on the streets.

At churches across the Sacramento region Sunday, worshippers dug a little deeper into their pockets to contribute to a unique community-wide effort to help the homeless called "One Day to Prevent Homelessness."

At their pastor's urging, Muslandin, Le Burkien and others donated one day's worth of rent or mortgage payment to "One Day to Prevent Homelessness.

"Faith leads to action," said the Rev. Rick Cole of Sacramento's Capital Christian Center from the church's pulpit Sunday morning. "We have a chance today to do something with our faith."

Cole's church is one of more than 80 houses of worship participating in the program. Leaders of various faith groups have pledged to participate. Officially launched Sunday, the campaign ends in May.

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