Volunteers and donations needed for July Homeless count

Volunteers and donations needed for July Homeless count
July 14
05:15 2016


Volunteers are needed to help with the Homeless Point-in-Time identification and counting of people who are sleeping outside on Wednesday, July 27, in Winston-Salem and the surrounding areas.

The Homeless Point-in-Time Count is a one day, unduplicated count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless individuals and families in Forsyth County.

The count, coordinated by United Way of Forsyth County and the Winston-Salem Forsyth County Homeless Council, helps determine the extent of homelessness in our community. The data collected is used to plan services for the homeless throughout the year.

Volunteers will be organized into groups of four or five and in two shifts, 9 p.m.-12 a.m. and 1 a.m.-4 a.m.

Organizers will be assembling bags of necessities to hand out to homeless men and women and are seeking donations of baseball caps/sun visors, individual tissue packets, sun screen, bottled water, canned foods with pop-tops or pre-packaged food, and plastic utensils. Volunteers may register by visiting .

Donations can be delivered to United Way of Forsyth County at 301 N. Main St. in Winston-Salem.

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