|To the Editor: Homeless Connect Project was nothing short of amazing|
|Written by Don Neifer|
|Monday, 21 October 2013 09:52|
Amazing … that was indeed the word to describe Oct. 16 as providers and volunteers poured into St. Mark's for the start of Project Homeless Connect. Amazing … the dental bus pulled in and a young woman was already there waiting to receive help from a dentist.
Amazing … over 30 providers came to set up their offices for the day. Amazing … the hundreds of volunteers who donned their yellow T-shirts not knowing what this day would bring. Amazing … the 200 plus bags of groceries waiting to be picked up by our guests as they left. Amazing … the folks who came also unsure of this day's events. Amazing … the stories that were shared and the hearts that were filled with love for our neighbors. Amazing … the smiles after a fresh haircut or a hot meal. Amazing … the team who worked tirelessly under the direction of Jen Kephart to put this event together. Amazing … the collaboration from the city of BG, BG schools, and BGSU as well as from the social service agencies and local businesses.
This was the first time this type of event was held in Wood County. PHC was a one stop shop for those in need to find needed services in one place on one day, as well as coats, boots, interview clothing and a bag of groceries. Did I say amazing?
On behalf of Home Aid the Homeless Coalition of Wood County, "thank you" to everyone who simply jumped on board and made this day . amazing.
Home Aid Chair
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