Service providers will gather at Newport’s Church of the Nazarene on Friday, Jan. 26, for the 11th annual Project Homeless Connect.
The event offers immediate goods and services to people experiencing homelessness, such as energy and housing assistance, pet and dental care, eyeglasses, insurance enrollment and a warm meal.
Lola Jones, director of Samaritan House and head coordinator of Project Homeless Connect, said the event provides access to critical services and resources in an efficient and effective setting.
“The partnerships are what make this event successful,” she said, “we are engaging people and organizations at every level.”
Donation bins are available at various sites throughout Lincoln County, including Toad Hall in Yachats, Oregon Coast Bank in Waldport and Walmart in Newport. Recommended items for donation include new and unopened socks, underwear, warm layers and hygiene products.
Project Homeless Connect will run from 10 am to 3 pm at 227 NW 12th Street.
For information about volunteering at the event, go to http://tinyurl.com/PHCvolunteer.