County Executive Leopold Seeks Volunteers for Second Homeless Resource Day
Event set for March 28 Annapolis Middle School
Annapolis (January 23, 2009)- County Executive John R. Leopold is asking for volunteers to help make Anne Arundel County’s second Homeless Resource Day an even bigger success than last year.
The County Executive initiated Homeless Resource Day as a way to offer short term and long term services and solutions to homeless residents 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 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."
Last year, more than 300 volunteers served 411 homeless individuals. Volunteers helped process 73 photo identification cards and 46 birth certificates, which are necessities to access public services.
Volunteers are needed 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 Annapolis Department of Social Services, 2666 Riva Rd., Annapolis, 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 our website: www.volunteerannearundel.org/AACHRD.html.
Homeless Resource Day will be held on March 28 at Annapolis Middle School. For more information, call Chris Poulsen at 410-269-4460.