Project Homeless Connect Could Use Your Food

The 3rd annual Project Homeless Connect is Wednesday at the Redding Convention Center, and the effort could still use your help in advance. “Donations of canned and non-perishable food will be collected by the Shasta Food Group and, of course, monetary donations in any amount are still greatly needed,” said Jessica Delaney, Project Homeless Connect Event Coordinator.

Project Homeless Connect is a one-day, one-stop event that brings together a wide array of services at one location, making it easier for people to get the help they need. Through hundreds of volunteers and service providers, guests will be offered medical exams, dental check-ups and services, vision care, hot meals, haircuts, bike repair, assistance with IDs and Social Security, Veterans Affairs information, social service benefits and much more.

Throughout the day, free transportation will be provided by RABA for guests attending the event from various locations throughout the county. Guests coming from Anderson, Shasta Lake or Burney should contact RABA at (530) 241-2877 in advance for the bus schedule.

“More than 1,500 homeless and needy people are expected to attend Wednesday’s event,” said Delaney. “Many are in desperate need of medical treatment, food and other services. Any donation, big or small, will make a difference.”

Last year, more than 3,500 Shasta County residents reported that they were homeless or at-risk for homelessness, 877 of whom were children. Project Homeless Connect is part of a nationwide movement to help meet the needs of people who are homeless while engaging the local community in finding solutions to end homelessness.

To donate or to learn more about Project Homeless Connect, call (530) 241-0552 or visit www.nvcss.org.

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2 Responses

  1. Avatar August says:

    There will be ABSOLUTELY NO HOUSING AVAILABLE for the homeless at "Homeless Connect"…

    There will be ABSOLUTELY NO TRAINING AVAILABLE for the homeless at "Homeless Connect"…..

    There will be ABSOLUTELY NO JOBS AVAILABLE for the homeless at "Homeless Connect"…..

  2. Avatar Chris Solberg says:

    To those in authority who deemed it necessary to remove the cold and huddled community who found frigid refuge under Clear Creek bridge at the very spiritual gates and city limits of our city.

    I wonder, what goes through your mind ?

    Maybe we can recount history to find out what goes on in the homeless minds, hearts and souls you evicted.

    The message you sent to homeless Veterans, Senior Citizens, and those with Mental issues…..

    I suppose history does repeat itself, and the spiritual message you sent to the community of local homeless was no different than the brutal fire hoses of Birmingham.

    No different really than the foaming snarling fangs of the Police hounds of Alabama.

    And Spiritually…, repeatedly… the same thing that occured to a nation and a man on the second floor of a Memphis hotel April 4th.

    And every time you raid a homeless camp.

    Indeed… what will you do when "Justice rolls down like Water and Righteousness like a Mighty Stream" ?

    Why have a Homeless Veterans Stand Down on one weekend giving them necessary winter survival gear and spend the rest of the year writing them tickets for sleeping outdoors, sometimes taking that gear, and evicting them on site ?

    If homelessness is a crime in Redding California why have a Project Homeless Connect once a year at the Convention Center ?

    How can you have a one day point in time survey of the homeless this year with the dynamics of fear you have created ?

    And how will you stand when finally Justice does roll down like Water and Righteousness like a Mighty Stream…?