Volunteers, Donations Needed to Help Homeless

Volunteers, Donations Needed to Help Homeless

WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 16, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Volunteers and donations are needed for the upcoming Project Homeless Connect, which helps thousands of people who are homeless and at-risk or becoming homeless connect with agencies and organizations that offer housing, job training, mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment and other services.

Project Homeless Connect is free to attend for those people who are homeless or at risk for becoming homeless. Attendees will be able to check-in from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 17. During last year’s event, about 400 volunteers helped about 3,000 homeless/at-risk people receive help with food, clothing, grooming, housing, transportation, job readiness, health care, mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment, child care, veterans assistance and legal services. A comprehensive census conducted in January revealed more than 7,500 homeless people staying in shelters or on the streets.

The event is also supported by the cities of Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson and Boulder City, and the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Wells Fargo Charitable Foundation, MGM Resorts International, Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors, Lucky Little Chapel, St. Jude’s Women’s Auxiliary, Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada, The United Way of Southern Nevada, ThreeSquare, and others.

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