With temperatures forecast to fall below zero this weekend, give a thought to adults, teens and children in the Homer area who sleep outside, or in their vehicles, or anywhere they can find.
Project Homeless Connect is happening at Homer United Methodist Church next Wednesday, January 29. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with hot lunch served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m
It’s a gathering of providers of health care, education, housing, employment, legal advice. They’ll be providing flu shots, haircuts, laundry and shower vouchers and winter gear, addiction counseling and food to go and much more.
Getting folks who need services to the providers is always an issue so Project Homeless Connect is providing shuttle services to and from Homer United Methodist Church all day and on-site child care all day, Wednesday.
If you’d like to donate winter gear, sub-zero sleeping bags, hats or boots or if you can donate money to help pay for transportation of people or purchasing of items call 399-3158 for information.
Here is the transportation schedule for you to share with anyone you know who might need it on Wednesday.
Pickups From East End
10:00am / 12 noon Fritz Creek Store
10:20am / 12:20pm Cole’s Market
10:30am / 12:30pm United Methodist Church
Returning to East End
2:00pm / 4:00pm United Methodist Church
2:10pm / 4:10pm Cole’s Market
2:30pm / 4:30pm Fritz Creek
Transport from Ninilchik, Happy Valley and Anchor Point
8:30 am Ninilchik Traditional Council Building
8:45 am Happy Valley Store
9:00 am Anchor Point Cheeky Moose
9:30 am United Methodist Church
Returning to Anchor Point, Happy Valley and Ninilchik
4:00pm United Methodist Church
4:30pm Anchor Point Cheeky Moose
4:45pm Happy Valley Store
5:00pm Ninilchik Traditional Council Building
Contact Kostas Taxi at 399-7267 to arrange pickup for free rides from in town locations only.
Need assistance? Call (907)399-3158
KBBI will air an interview with local organizers, Derotha Ferraro and Cinda Martin on Monday, and broadcast live from Project Homeless Connect next Wednesday, January 29.