The 11th annual Richmond Community Connect event takes place in just over two weeks, with a goal to help even more homeless people in the city.
During Homelessness Action Week in October, the community of Richmond will once again, work together to support those without a stable roof over their head, connecting them to all kinds of help during a one-day blitz on Thursday, Oct. 17.
Last year, more than 80 guests were welcomed to St. Alban Anglican Church, where community volunteers will provide services such as haircuts, photos, foot care, dental hygiene, flu shots and bike repair.
Local service agencies on site will also provide information and referrals on such needs as income assistance, addiction services, mental health services and employment services.
As well, guests will enjoy a pancake breakfast, a nutritious hot lunch and will also be able to take away clothing, footwear, hygiene kits and a nutritional snack.
Since the event has become an annual drive for financial donations, organizers are able to assist people throughout the year.
Donations help purchase rainwear, underclothing, socks and food for homeless and at-risk residents at the event and also for distribution throughout the year through community partners.
If you would like to make a donation, mail a cheque to ‘Richmond Homeless Connect’ c/o 100-5800 Cedarbridge Way, Richmond, V6X 2A7 or contact Jen at RichmondCommunityConnects@gmail.com.