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.

April Tornado Disaster Relief Round-Up

In response to the tornadoes that have torn across the south over the past few days, causing damaging in several areas, The Salvation Army has been able to provide:

  • 4,509 Meals
  • 5,535 Drinks
  • 4,130 Snacks
  • 16 Mobile Feeding Units (Canteens)
  • Emotional & Spiritual Care to 135 individuals
  • 128 comfort kits

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Here’s how you can help*!

*Donors are encouraged to contribute cash. In-kind donations require sorting, boxing, palletizing, storage, and delivery to the disaster location. All of these activities can be costly and time consuming, and therefore may delay service delivery. Cash donations allow The Salvation Army to purchase product to quickly and efficiently meet the most urgent needs of disaster victims. When possible, the purchases are made near the disaster site to stimulate the local economy and ensure quicker delivery.