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County Executive Leopold Encourages Residents to Support the Homeless by Going to the Movies

Portion of donations and proceeds benefit Homeless Resource Day

Annapolis (February 17, 2010) - County Executive John R. Leopold is encouraging residents to go see "The Blind Side" at Westfield Annapolis this Saturday to benefit the homeless.

"This is a chance for families to get out of the house to see a very good movie and also help members of the community in need," County Executive Leopold said. "We created Homeless Resource Day to make a real difference by providing a leg up to struggling individuals and families, and this event will support that effort."

Moviegoers who give a donation of $5 or travel-sized toiletries will receive free admission to the 9:30 a.m. showing of the movie "The Blind Side," starring Sandra Bullock. The toiletries will be given to those who attend Homeless Resource Day, an event at Glen Burnie High School on March 27, and a portion of the proceeds will also be used for the event.

Homeless Resource Day was initiated by County Executive Leopold in 2007. The event allows homeless individuals to access services ranging from haircuts and personal identification to job training and housing assistance. Participants are also given staples such as personal hygiene products and clothing.

For more information about Homeless Resource Day, visit http://www.volunteerannearundel.org/AACHRD.html

 

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