County Executive John R. Leopold Seeks Volunteers for Anne Arundel County's First Homeless Resource Day
Annapolis (January 22, 2008) - County Executive John R. Leopold is asking for volunteers to help make Anne Arundel County’s first Homeless Resource Day a success. The event will be held at Glen Burnie High School, on Saturday, March 29, 2008, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The County Executive initiated Homeless Resource Day as a way to offer short term and long term services and solutions to homeless residents of Anne Arundel County in one central location. Both children and adults will benefit from transportation, medical, housing, and job assistance, as well as personal hygiene, social services, and quality of life resources.
“While these services are commonplace for most county residents, we must not dismiss their importance in helping the less fortunate pursue their basic needs for survival,” said County Executive John R. Leopold. “Anne Arundel County employees, as well as State and local non-profit agencies will be working hard to provide services. However, the success of Homeless Resource Day is ultimately reliant upon volunteers,” he added.
Anne Arundel County seeks volunteers to participate and to donate much needed items. Donations of travel size toiletries, socks, underwear, canned food, backpacks, and wipes are also needed and can be dropped off at the Glen Burnie Department of Social Services, 7500 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie, MD. Participation by local churches and civic organizations is strongly encouraged. To sign-up to be a volunteer and receive details on how you can help, please see the Volunteer Anne Arundel Website. .
Homeless Resource Day is a first in Anne Arundel County. For more information, please contact Chris Poulsen at (410) 269-4460.