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Help sought for homeless in Hinesville

Letter to editor

POSTED: May 29, 2014 4:30 p.m.

Editor: The city of Hinesville is hosting the fourth annual Project Homeless Connect on June 14, in the Bradwell Institute gymnasium. Each year, at least 100 families in this community experience homelessness. These families most often include young children, victims of domestic violence, people with disabilities, veterans and senior citizens. Regardless of whether their experience is for one night or longer, it is our endeavor to minimize this traumatic experience and prevent homelessness.
Project Homeless Connect provides a starting place on the journey back to safety, stability, health and hope. It helps prevent homelessness by providing services that address basic needs — all under one roof. We have service providers, a dentist, barbers and volunteers who already have committed to serving on June 14. We invite businesses, organizations and residents to donate, if they choose, to this worthy cause. Donations of bottled water, baby wipes, candy and gas cards can be made as well as monetary donations.
Financial contributions should be made payable to the “City of Hinesville PHC.” Please call Daisy Jones, homeless-prevention program coordinator, at 876-6573 for more information and to arrange your donation.

— Kenneth K. Howard, ICMA-ACM
assistant city manager

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