Residents in the Tri-City area have always been generous and supportive of those in need. A new 'Neighbors Helping Neighbors' campaign is hoping to tap into that generosity and support in an effort to help those who need it most.
Neighbors Helping Neighbors, formerly known as Project Homeless Connect, hosts an annual event described as a 'one stop shop' event for the homeless or those at risk for homelessness in Lapeer. So far, Project Homeless Connect has helped 1,825 area residents over the past 10 years. Participants find assistance with employment, foreclosures, drug and alcohol counseling, free haircuts, clothing and personal hygiene items. Now, the project is seeking to expand that help for the other 364 days on the calender by building a warehouse for clothing, blankets, personal care items and the like.
Partnering with Love, INC, Neighbors Helping Neighbors hope area residents will support their efforts by making a $25 quarterly or $100 annual donation toward the 'Build a Warehouse Campaign.'
Individuals, civic groups and church groups are encouraged to support the effort by making a pledge to the Build a Warehouse campaign. To do so, visit www.homelessinlapeermi.com or send checks to Sue Brady, c/o Love INC, P.O. Box 1146, Lapeer, MI 48446.
To learn more about volunteering or making in-kind donations to Neighbors Helping Neighbors, visit the website or contact Ron Belcher at 810-338-2755.