Photo by Steve Knutson
KINGMAN — Homelessness is continuing to rise in Mohave County, according to a 2018 Point-in-Time survey.
The survey is taken annually by the Mohave County Housing Authority, and the results for 2019 won’t be available until June. Last year’s survey revealed homelessness increased in Mohave County from about 235 homeless individuals to 281. The figures in Kingman rose slightly, from 89 to 90 homeless.
To that end, Thunder-Rode Motorcycle Accessories is doing its part to help those in need. The motorcycle business is hosting an Easter Sunday breakfast for homeless veterans and civilians. It will take place from 8-11 a.m. Sunday at the Thunder-Rode Event Center, 102 E. Beale St.
The event will feature food, drinks, music and an Easter Egg hunt for children. Everyone is welcome, whether homeless or not, with eating for about 80 people. The menu will include breakfast burritos and fresh sausage.
“We’ve been doing things for the homeless veterans for six years,” said Jack Alexander, owner of the shop. “We feel that the homeless veterans have been left out of the benefits from society. It is important to do every little thing we can to support them. Anything we collect or do goes directly back to the homeless veterans.”
Alexander started the breakfast this year because he learned there were no similar community events for them on Easter.
For more information, contact Alexander at 928-542-6059.