Volunteers Sought for Event to Benefit Area Homeless
ST. PETERSBURG - The organizers of Project Homeless Connect, a one-day event to assist those in Pinellas County who are homeless or in need, are seeking 700 volunteers to assist with the Saturday, January 30th, 2010 event from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The one-day service fair at the St. Petersburg Coliseum, 535 Fourth Avenue North, will connect approximately 1200 individuals who are homeless or at the risk of becoming homeless and 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 sleeping bags and personal items will be distributed to all attendees. Transportation from mid and north Pinellas County for attendees to and from the event will be provided. Childcare will also be provided. Interpreters will be available to assist with Spanish translations and for the hearing impaired.
Volunteers are requested to register at the website, www.pinellasconnect.org, and to receive complete information on volunteering opportunities. Interested individuals or groups may contact Derenda McCook at 727-366-6064 for additional information. Monetary donations can be sent to the Pinellas County Coalition for the Homeless, 5180 62nd Ave. N., Pinellas Park, FL 33781.
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