Augusta in need of volunteers and donations for the homeless count
AUGUSTA, GA – City workers of Augusta will conduct a census to estimate of the local homeless population.
They will conduct the overnight in-person count from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. February 23rd, and the volunteers could help with assisting with the survey, making care packages or with donations.
Items needed for care packages include bandages, lip balm, deodorant, travel-size antibiotic, floss, toothbrushes, toothpaste, small bottles of insect repellent, personal packs of tissue, individual packets of wipes, travel-size sunblock, travel-size lotion, washcloths, hand sanitizer, face masks, small blankets, rain ponchos, survival blankets, socks, T-shirts, pop-top cans of food, shower liners, small tarps, gloves and hats.
To volunteer, call the Augusta Housing and Community Development Department at 706-821-1797.
Donations must be dropped off by 5 p.m. Feb. 23 at 510 Fenwick St.
Other point-in-time count events where volunteers are needed, include the following:
- Feb. 24: 8:30-11 a.m., GAP Ministries
- Feb. 25: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Masters Table Soup Kitchen
- Feb. 26: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Under the Bridge Ministries.