The Richmond Homeless Coalition and Homes for All will once again partner to host the annual Homeless Connect Day.
A team of local organizations, businesses, social agencies and faith groups will also join forces for the fourth day of its kind.
Estimated at more than 250 people, Richmonds homeless will be treated to health services, foot care and massage, dental information, haircuts, bike repair, food and clothing.
Also on site will be many community agencies available to assist with resources such as addiction services, youth services, income assistance intake, mental health services, and employment services.
A pancake breakfast will kick the day off and a hot lunch will be served, as well as providing the guests with hygiene kits and a take away nutritious snack.
The Richmond Homeless Connect event is about a community response to the issue of homelessness, said Sandy McLeod, Homeless Connect event coordinator and Way Community Church Volunteer.
Community participation and involvement is essential to drawing attention to this issue and to those who are currently experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness because of life experiences such as job loss and health issues.
Complacency isnt an option if we believe everyone should have a home.
The organizers are inviting the public to volunteer or donate clothing and/or hygiene products to the Richmond Homelessness event on Thursday Oct. 18. You can also contribute financially to cover the expenses of this event, which involves close to 200 volunteers.
This event will take place at St. Albans Church (7260 St. Albans Rd.) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a pancake breakfast served at 9 a.m.