BALTIMORE (WJZ) — You can help the homeless in Baltimore, simply by sending a text.

The city launched a “Text-To-Give Campaign” on Tuesday, a new initiative to support the Baltimore City Action Plan on Homelessness.

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The mobile fundraising method lets people donate to causes they care about through text messages.

“Making homelessness rare, brief and non-recurring in Baltimore City is a personal goal of mine,” said Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young. “Homelessness is an extremely complex issue that requires a community-wide approach. This new text-to-give campaign will not only provide residents a safe method to support a worthwhile cause but will also educate the public about homelessness and promote compassionate ways to support those in need.”

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The Baltimore Civic Fund has given the Journey Home a “highly secured” Text-to-Give software to keep donors’ information private and protected.

While there isn’t a specific number listed yet, there will be signs placed at intersections around downtown Baltimore:

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  • Charles Street & Pratt Street
  • Conway Street and Eutaw Street
  • Conway Street and Light Street
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard & Read Street
  • 400 Block of East Pratt Street
  • Centre Street & Guilford Avenue
  • Fallsway Drive and Madison Avenue

The city said all the intersections tend to be hotspots for panhandling.