Tuesday, February 5, 2013

SAN DIEGO DISCUSSION ON HOMELESSNESS



Save the Date
for a Voice of San Diego hosted
at the Downtown Emergency Winter Shelter
When
Thursday February 21, 2013 
from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM PST
Where
City of San Diego's Downtown Emergency Winter Shelter
1501 Newton Avenue
San Diego, CA 92113

QUEST: Homelessness

For the past two months, VOSD reporter Kelly Bennett has been on a quest to learn about the scope of homelessness in San Diego

She's talked to people on all sides of the issue, from the homeless themselves to the many different agencies, advocates and politicians who are trying to understand and solve the problem.

On Thursday, February 21, VOSD will assemble many of those voices under one roof - inside the City of San Diego's Emergency Winter Shelter run by the Alpha Project - to help frame the discussion in a unique and meaningful way. 

Please join us for this important conversation starting at 6 p.m. The general public is welcome and admission is free, however space is limited.

Please register now to help provide a head count.

The Alpha Project Winter Shelter will be open and the beds are expected to be full. If you would like to volunteer to serve dinner from 4:00 to 5:30 that evening, please contact Zack Warma. We are looking for about 12 volunteers.

If you're interested in donating supplies to the Alpha Project, these items are needed:

- hygiene products
- feminine hygiene products
- tooth brushes
- tooth paste
- blankets
- Twin bed sheets
- socks
- underwear (both men and women)
- sweaters/jackets/heavy winter clothing

Representatives from several local organizations will be in attendance to provide information about other volunteer opportunities. 

Thank you.


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