Press Release: We are now asking for volunteers for our 2014 Point In Time (PIT) count. The count will be held on January 22nd at various service providers in Escambia and Santa Rosa. The PIT Count is an event we participate in every year which provides important data that helps our service providers receive grants so that they can continue helping those in need. It consists of visiting different locations and surveying the homeless in our area. Because we think it is important to survey every person face to face we cannot complete this task without help from volunteers. That is where you come in!
If you would like to volunteer please go to www.ecoh.org. You will be taken to a short YouTube training video, afterwards you will be asked to take a 25 question test. Upon passing the test you will be sent another link where you can pick your survey location, if the location has reached its maximum number of needed volunteers you will receive an e-mail letting you know your requested survey location is filled and you will be placed on a waiting list. If you have any issues during the process you can e-mail email@example.com for help. We look forward to meeting all of you and having a fun PIT count!
U-Count Homeless Services Day: January 23, 2014
Friends, we are planning our 2nd Annual U-Count Homeless Services Day for 2014. This event will be held on Thursday, January 23rd at the Salvation Army Community Center, located at 1501 North Q Street, from 10 am to 1 pm. Individuals, unaccompanied youth and families experiencing homelessness will have the opportunity to access a myriad of services intended to move them out of homelessness, such as medical care, substance abuse resource and mental health counseling, as well as a variety of social services. Those who are serious about ending their homelessness will experience a collaboration of community partners united in ending homelessness for those wishing to improve their circumstance.
To Volunteer please complete the attached volunteer agreement and return to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to P.O. Box 17222 Pensacola, FL 32522 or deliver to 3702 North Pace Blvd, Pensacola. Or register on-line at www.ecoh.org. The registration deadline is January 16, 2014. Must be 18 years of age or older.
Make a Difference by Donation:
If you would like to help make this event a success please send donations to: EscaRosa Coalition On the Homeless, P.O. Box 17222 Pensacola, FL 32522, or by PayPal at www.ecoh.org. Please place on the memo line: U-Count Homeless Services Day.
Supplies are also needed for the U-Count Homeless Services Day from business and individuals to help those in need. A few items that we need are: Knit caps, Gloves, White Socks, Toilet paper, Flashlights with batteries and cloth carry bags.
• Who: EscaRosa Coalition On the Homeless
• What: Annual Point-in-Time Count Homeless Survey and U-Count Homeless Services Day
• When: January 22, 2014 and January 23, 2014
• Where: Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties
• Why: Volunteer opportunity to help count and serve the homeless