Volunteers Sought for Event to Benefit Area Homeless
CLEARWATER – The organizers of Project Homeless Connect, a one-day event to assist those in Pinellas County who are homeless or in need, are seeking 500 volunteers to assist with the Saturday, September 27th event from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The one-day service fair at Clearwater’s Harborview Center, 300 Cleveland St., will connect those who need help with care professionals and services that include medical and dental screenings and other personal services; job and housing assistance; social, legal and transportation services; spiritual counseling and Florida IDs. Free breakfast and lunch will be provided and t-shirts and backpacks containing blankets and personal items will be distributed to all attendees. Transportation for attendees to and from the event will be provided. (Please see website address below for pick up and drop off schedule). Childcare will also be provided. Interpreters will be available to assist with Spanish translations and for the hearing impaired.
Volunteers are required to attend one of six training sessions that will be held prior to the event. Please go to www.pinellasconnect.org for the schedule of trainings and to register as a volunteer.
Interested individuals or groups may contact Betty Moran at the American Red Cross, 727-446-2358 for additional information. Monetary donations can be sent to the Pinellas County Coalition for the Homeless, 5180 62nd Ave. N., Pinellas Park, Fla. 33781.
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