Created: 04/07/2014 7:29 AM
By: The Associated Press
ALBUQUERQUE (AP) - Albuquerque officials are setting out to help students living in the city without a home.
Various city and county officials will announce a first-ever drive geared toward homeless students Thursday morning at a news conference at Albuquerque Ambulance.
Albuquerque Fire Department spokeswoman Melissa Romero says city and county public safety agencies are asking for donations for students through a "Sirens for Homeless Students" drive.
Romero says residents can drop off items such as packaged socks and underwear, toiletries and non-perishable food items through April 26.
Items will be accepted at any fire or police station and participating businesses.
Romero says there are nearly 6,000 homeless students in Albuquerque.
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