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County Executive Leopold Seeks Donations for Homeless Resource Day This Weekend

Event is Saturday, March 31 at Glen Burnie High School

Annapolis, MD (March 29, 2012) - County Executive Leopold today encouraged citizens to make donations to benefit the 5th Annual Homeless Resource day this weekend at Glen Burnie High School.

"This event is a great way to give a leg up to people hardest hit by this downturned economy," County Executive Leopold said. "We are very proud of this unique event that provides food and basic items for homeless individuals and families, but also referral to job training. We provide a place to get a haircut, an identification card and other necessities to finding a job. My three safety net priorities have been hunger, homelessness and domestic violence. The budget I present next month will continue to honor these priorities.”

Last year, with the help of 417 volunteers, the event assisted 674 homeless individuals. Over 65 service organizations in the County participate in this event offering help with photo id’s, birth certificates, legal assistance, medical/dental, vision, benefits, employment, and veterans assistance to name a few.

Donated items can be dropped off on Friday, March 30, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Glen Burnie High School. The attached handout has a list of needed items.


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