Free goods and services help homeless
Thu, 01 Aug 2013 22:10:00 GMT —
More than $15,000 worth of goods and services were donated to Columbiaâ??s homeless.
Organizers of this yearâ??s Project Homeless Connect event presented a convenient, one stop shop at Columbiaâ??s First United Methodist Church.
The event included hair cuts, eye exams, job counseling, food and clothing.
Representatives from more than 40 agencies and homeless providers attracted more than 200 customers.
Organizers said for the past 5 years the amount of people involved has continued to grow at the event.
Columbia Councilman Michael Trapp said, â??Itâ??s a chance where they get to be treated special. Normally at social services, you have to go to a number of different places and you get told no a lot. Everything involves a lot of paper work. In here, we bring everything. We make it as easily as possible.â??
Trapp said more women and families are taking advantage of the Project Homeless Connect event throughout the years.
Last year, more than 20 families took advantages of services at the event.