Volunteers Needed for County-Wide Homeless Persons Count Jan. 27 (video)

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Royal Oak, MI – The City of Royal Oak is working in conjunction with the Oakland County Alliance For Housing to conduct a Point-In-Time count of homeless individuals on Wednesday, January 27, 2016.

This one-day, approximately four (4) hour event helps homeless individuals in Oakland County. This data contributes to future strategies and funding initiatives to assist homeless individuals and prevent homeless.
Volunteers will meet at the Royal Oak Farmers’ Market at 7 pm. Free parking will be provided. MrMufflerAdCoordinators will provide teams of volunteers with maps of target locations throughout south Oakland County. These are target areas of known homeless gathering places. A team of volunteers (group of 3 – 4 volunteers) will disperse, in their own vehicle, from the Farmers’ Market to locate homeless individuals in the designated target areas. At these locations, volunteer team members will provide homeless individuals with a basic care package (box of socks, hats, gloves, hygiene kit, food & water donated and prepared by the Alliance For Housing) and note their findings. Volunteers will then return to the Farmers’ Market to submit their findings.

Free parking, rest rooms, coffee, other beverages, and snacks will be provided to all volunteers at the Royal Oak Farmers’ Market.
Individuals and groups interested in volunteering for this event should contact Leah McCall (lmccall-alliance@oaklandhomeless.org). All volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.


When: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 7 pm – approximately 11 pm

Where: Begin at the Royal Oak Farmers’ Market and travel to areas in south Oakland County
Who: +100 volunteers are needed

Why: homeless assistance, count & survey

PLEASE NOTE: Interested individuals must have a team leader who will attend the training. You cannot simply show up the night of the event and go out for the count.

For more info, watch: http://youtu.be/70LXfCteSkg


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