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.
-from press release
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