Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Project Connect

Homelessness in Asheville is an ongoing problem, but there are a great number of service providers doing their level best to help. As part of BlogAsheville's Extravablogiversapaloozathon benefit for AHOPE, a Homeward Bound program, I'm spreading the word about an important event this Friday. Amy Sawyer, the City of Asheville's Homelessness Initiative Director, asked me to let folks know that they are still seeking volunteers for this Friday's Project Connect.

The third annual Project Connect, an event to link homeless people with resources, is set for Friday at the First Baptist Church, 5 Oak St. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. with a short ceremony and runs until 2 p.m.

The homeless or anyone at risk of homelessness is welcome to attend. More than 40 service providers will be on hand to offer housing referrals, mental-health service referrals, health-care referrals, legal support and disability services.

Volunteers for this event don't have to have any experience working with homeless people. They'll have coordinators to guide them. If you've been looking for a non-political way to help your fellow Americans, this is a great way to do so

Amy Sawyer

Office: (828) 259-5851


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