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This Is How Many Electric Picnic Sleeping Bags Are Being Given To The Homeless

By RebeccaL

September 6, 2017 at 11:40am

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A Midlands charity is putting the debris left behind by Electric Picnic to excellent use.

Portlaoise Action to Homeless (PATH) have been collecting discarded sleeping bags from the Stradbally site and have so far amassed a YEAR'S SUPPLY. 

Tom Duffy, one of the charity's volunteers, told the Irish Examiner that they had collected more than 800 sleeping bags on Monday alone. 

He said there were 150 volunteers in Portlaoise who were willing to wash the collected sleeping bags, before they are given out by PATH or donated to other homeless charities. 

According to the Irish Examiner, Mr Duffy described the homeless crisis as a "national disgrace" and accused the Government of "not caring about people."

This comes after conversations on homelessness were re-ignited last week, following the death of three homeless people in separate incidents. 

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