Event Connects Homeless with Services, Supplies

Joaqlin Estus, KNBA – Anchorage

About 50 organizations and 200 volunteers hosted a one-day event called “Project Homeless Connect” yesterday at the Egan Convention Center in Anchorage. The project offers access to organizations that provide youth, family, or veteran services, food stamps, drivers’ licenses, social security, and public assistance, as well as gift bags with hats, scarves, and food. Trevor Storrs, co-chair of the Anchorage Coalition on Homelessness, says demand is high for certain items.

Organizers estimate they provided services to almost eight hundred homeless. Estimates show Anchorage has about 3,000 homeless people. In the past two years similar events have been held in cities across the country.

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