Each volunteer is paired with a client to allow for one-on-one attention which provides an amazing opportunity to get to know someone in need and make a difference in someone’s life. This is done principally by assisting in the completion of a survey (Google Doc) which is compiled into the Point in Time (PIT) count.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires communities to conduct periodic counts of people experiencing homelessness. This data is compiled both locally and nationally to inform programs, planning, and funding.
Homeward has coordinated Greater Richmond’s Point-in-Time (PIT) count since 1999, and since 2007, has conducted both a summer and a winter count to better understand the changing nature of homelessness over time.
In case you can’t make the event:
- Support the feeding programs taking place currently. They need help with hospitality greeters for people coming to receive food.
- Make bagged lunches for men at The Healing Place and drop them off on Friday for their walk to services on Saturday.
- Provide gift cards to restaurants or convenience stores for meals.
- Offer bus tickets to individuals who lack access to transportation to employment, medical appointments, and other services.
- Run a collection drive for basic kitchen and household items as well as cold weather clothing and shoes.
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