Thursday, July 2, 2009

Another Update from Rainy Worcester

Yes, the blog skipped a week because I went away and forgot to have someone else update it.  Whoops.  

The weather in Worcester has been mostly rain.  We only saw two days of sun in June.  However, the outreach counselors have begun to meet more and more kids on outreach nights.  Come this September, we should be able to provide these kids with an address for our outreach drop-in space.  That way, when the rain still hasn't stopped, they have some place to go that is dry and safe. 

Latest Happenings
Volunteers Brian Bickford, Allyson Trull, and Osvaldo Daiz participated in the Community Health Link Fair event held on June 17, 2009 at the PIP Shelter in Worcester.  They provided information about our program as well as distributed hygiene kits.  Homeless guests staying at the PIP Shelter enjoyed the food, health services and great music which brought a needed joy into their lives.

This week, we received a generous donation from Ben E. Factors Foundation, a group that continues to be a great support to our program.  

The outreach center committee continues to work hard on planning for the outreach center.  We are just finalizing an agreement with the location for the drop-in center.  Rob Donnelly has drafted a wonderful plan for us.  Now we just need to recruit some more volunteers so that we have enough outreach counselors for both street outreach and the outreach center.

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