Event Planned To Provide Services To Needy

Organizers have made a last-minute plea for help from the community with next Tuesday’s 7th annual "Project Healthy Community", an event that used to be called "Project Homeless Connect”. About a thousand homeless or desperately poor people are expected to find their way to the Redding Civic Auditorium seeking medical and dental services, vision care, hot meals, haircuts, bike repairs, clothing, assistance obtaining identification and services, and much more. The trouble is that so much criminal activity has been reported with the homeless population that the public has become wary of giving to to those who are truly in need. Project organizers are asking for cash donations, which can be taken to Northern Valley Catholic Social Services on Washington Avenue off of Parkview. Volunteers are also needed to help disperse the goods and services. The event is Tuesday from 9AM to 3PM at the Civic Auditorium.