Run for Shelter 2014

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Metro Atlanta runners: are you ready for an exciting race that supports The Salvation Army’s Home Sweet Home program in Gwinnett County? Run for Shelter 5K and Fun Run promises to be a unique event you don’t want to miss.

Set …

Mark your calendars for November 8th! The race will be held at Tribble Mill Park in Lawrenceville, GA. The Fun Run will begin at 9 am, with the 5K starting at 9:30 am.

Run …

Whether you run for fitness, health or fun, make sure you Run for Shelter this year! Click here to sign-up.

About Run For Shelter

Run For Shelter 5K is a community race to fight against homelessness one step at a time. All proceeds benefit The Salvation Army’s Home Sweet Home program, a homeless housing program created by The Salvation Army Metro Atlanta. The vision of The Salvation Army’s Home Sweet Home program is to meet the needs of homeless families by providing an immediate avenue back to independent living. This will be accomplished by providing in-home case management in a holistic manner that serves to educate and empower families, to help them regain ties to the community and sustain permanent, stable housing.

The Salvation Army Metro Atlanta Hosts Second Annual Project Homeless Connect

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Last week, The Salvation Army of Metro Atlanta proudly hosted its second annual Project Homeless Connect, a one day, one-stop event for people who are homeless or at risk of being homeless in the metro Atlanta region. The event is a yearly opportunity to welcome homeless neighbors into the life of the community by providing free access to community and social services all in one place.

More than 40 human services agencies from around metro Atlanta participated in this event, offering services such as medical referrals, HIV testing, and dental care. Services also included counseling on housing, employment, veterans’ services, benefits, and mental health.

Low Country Barbecue provided box lunches to around 300 participants. Other food vendors included Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Dunkin Donuts, The Salvation Army Canteen, Starbucks Coffee.

Last year’s Project Homeless Connect included more than 30 agencies providing a wide variety of services and many volunteers assisting for the day. More than 200 people were linked with services, housing, or other assistance.