The fourth annual Pacific County Project Homeless Connect will take place Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 10 am to 3 pm at the BPOE 1937 Elks Lodge at 110 Pacific Highway in Long Beach. All community members who are experiencing homeless or poverty are invited to come receive services and get get connected.
Project Homeless Connect (PHC) is a one day, one place event run by Peninsula Poverty Response (PPR). At PHC, individuals experiencing homelessness can connect to much needed social services and enjoy a warm meal with good people.
During PHC committed volunteers from various businesses, religious groups, fraternities, and other organizations partner with providers of medical, legal, mental health, dental, housing, veterans’ benefits, veterinarian services and more. Guests receive a warm meal, a haircut if desired, clothing for children or adults as needed, and most importantly, connection with fellow community members who genuinely care about their wellbeing.
This year the Pacific County Resiliency Corps Team wanted to make a difference for community members experiencing poverty and homelessness by coordinating a Coat & Supply Drive on Make a Difference Day. Team members worked together on both sides of the county collecting donations of coats, warm winter accessories, hygiene items, and more. With the help of the generous community of Pacific County, the team will has a wide variety of helpful goods that will be available for PHC visitors.
If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please call Mitzi Pothier at 360-574-3769 or visit www.wellspringpacific.org/ppr for volunteer inforamtion.