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OKC starts text-to-give program to help the city’s homeless

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (KSWO)- The state's capital city has come up with a new way to help its homeless population.

Oklahoma City has teamed up with United Way to develop a program that allows you to help the homeless by donating on your cell phone. Through the text-to-give program, you can text HelpOKCHomeless to 41444 and put in the dollar amount you want to donate.

From there, the United Way donates that money to 30 different organizations that aim to help those without homes.

Officials say this makes the process much easier.

"They want to help, but they question whether or not that is the right way to give,” Meg Salyer, an Oklahoma City councilperson.

There are about 6,000 homeless people in Oklahoma City, which is down 10-percent from last year according to a recent survey.

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