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Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week

November 11 – 19, 2017 is dedicated to Hunger and Homelessness Awareness.  This week is designated to educate the public, draw attention to the problem of poverty, and build up the base of volunteers and supporters for local anti-poverty agencies. Groups spend this week generating publicity about hunger and homelessness and holding a series of events to engage their communities.  Several Human Service and anti-poverty agencies in Westmoreland County are holding their own events and are listed below.

 

Sunday, November 12 pm (noon) – kick off
Arrive at 11:45am, Patricia Elliott Rentler’s Law Office, 414 S. Maple Avenue, Greensburg
Feeding the Spirit has been collecting cold weather hats, gloves and scarves.  Community members and volunteers will walk to hang these bagged sets on trees, bridges and other areas in downtown Greensburg for the homeless and those in need to take.

The walk will include hanging the bags, a procession through town and then ending up at Westmoreland Community Action, 226 S. Maple Avenue (across from the YWCA Thrift Shop) for hot dogs and hot chocolate.

Those participating are asked to bring a large tote bag to carry the sets to hang.  Donations will be accepted through Friday, November 10, 2017 at various locations.

Monday, November 13 – 6pm
Candle Light Vigil, Westmoreland County Courthouse
Lyndsay Burrik, Welcome Home Shelter
Dan Carney, Union Mission of Latrobe
Kris Douglas, Westmoreland County Food Bank

Friday, November 17 – 11:30am to 1pm
Speakers, Resources & Refreshments, Westmoreland County Courthouse
Commissioner Gina Cerilli, Westmoreland County
Commissioner Ted Kopas, Westmoreland County
Commissioner Charles Anderson, Westmoreland County
Kris Douglas, Westmoreland County Food Bank
Deb Thackrah, Feeding the Spirit

The following agencies will have a table set up:
Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging, Feeding the Spirit, Southwest Behavioral Care, Inc.,
Westmoreland Community Action, WCSI, Westmoreland County Food Bank, Union Mission of Latrobe,
Westmoreland County Transit Authority, Westmoreland Housing Authority,
PA Link and Welcome Home Shelter.

We are asking everyone to wear RED for Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness (ECYEH).  All students have the right to a free, public and appropriate education. Being homeless can create barriers. The E.C.Y.E.H. works to provide services to all children and youth experiencing homelessness by offering services to help eliminate those barriers.

Hot dogs and water will be sold for $1.00 – any proceeds from the refreshments will go to the Human Services Committee.

Telephone: 724-834-1260
Toll Free Phone: 800-816-0022

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

FAX: 724-838-9563

General Information:
info@WestmorelandCA.org

226 South Maple Avenue
Greensburg, PA 15601

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