Call for Volunteers – Project Homeless Connect is this Thursday!
Lincoln City’s 2nd Annual Project Homeless Connect (PHC) needs volunteers!
PHC serves Lincoln County individuals and families suffering homelessness. PHC provides an opportunity for the homeless to accomplish in one day what might take months on their own. Volunteers are needed for guiding homeless men, women and children through the event to ensure their needs are met and resources are accessed. More than 40 federal, state, county and private non-profit agencies will have representatives at the event providing information about services, helping people fill out forms, and scheduling appointments. All of those attending are offered free haircuts, immunizations, personal care items and packaged food. Local employment agencies will be on hand to enroll people. A hot meal will be served, and health screening, identification services and pet care will also be available.
The Lions Medical Van will be back, offering hearing and vision tests, blood pressure checks and diabetes testing. The Dental Van returns for a 6th year, offering limited dental care. Another opportunity to get involved is helping with event set-up (taking place at the church Wednesday May16th from Noon-5pm, call Gary Sims with questions 541-514-5910.
Lincoln County Transit will offer free bus service throughout the county on the day of the event so any and all homeless persons throughout the county can get to the PHC event.
Your volunteer registration can be completed during volunteer check-in. Shifts are from 8:30-noon, 11:30-3pm, or you can stay and participate from 9-3pm. Those interested to volunteer can contact Tamara Rosser at TRosser@ocwcog.org or visit homelessinlincolncounty.com and click on Project Homeless Connect. Contact: Elise Jordan 541-265-9883.