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Muskegon County Homeless Continuum of Care Network Kick-Off Event in Need of Volunteers

Muskegon, MI- On Wednesday, January 27, 2016, the Muskegon County Homeless Continuum of Care Network Outreach Committee is conducting their Kick-Off event for the Winter Point in Time (PIT) Survey. Outreach volunteers are needed to help our community take to the streets and help identify individuals who may be homeless and in need of services.
“We want to bring our community together as a whole to realize there is strength in our numbers and to ultimately show that, as a whole, we can accomplish much more than we can as individuals. We have the power to change our community! ” states Michael Ramsey, Outreach Committee Chair.
The PIT survey is conducted nationwide by communities to help analyze the amount of people who are homeless, and to help support requests to private and public entities for funding for both housing and services, all with the goal of ending homelessness. Without the data to support the need in our community, funds for assistance programs will not be made available. We need our communities support.
“There are numerous skill sets and talents within Muskegon, not to mention the passion and compassion that we all have to help others; coming together for this worthy cause will only expand our opportunity to make a real difference for people that we should ultimately see as our neighbors and friends”, states Michael Ramsey.
What: Muskegon County Homeless Continuum of Care Network Kick-Off Event
When: Wednesday, January 27th at 8:30 p.m.
Where: 565 W. Western Ave. Muskegon, MI, 49440
Volunteers and community members can enjoy a hot cup of coffee or cocoa, and light refreshments while conducting the survey at specific localities in Muskegon County.
If your agency or organization provides services to the homeless/at-risk population and would like to get involved, please contact Michael Ramsey at michael.ramsey@mercyhealth.com.
About the Muskegon County Homeless Continuum of Care Network: The MCHCCH is a Muskegon Community based organization that is supported by neighboring health and community-based organizations. It’s main goal is to end homelessness in Muskegon County, and to provide resources and services to the poor and homeless. For more information, visit http://www.muskegoncoc.org/.

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