Project Homeless Connect Expands To Meet Demand

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Those less fortunate in Duluth were able to get the help they needed Friday afternoon, thanks to Project Homeless Connect.

The event allowed people to eat a warm meal, get a haircut, a flu shot, and even stock up on winter necessities like coats and mittens. 

“It’s really important to know it can happen to anybody. Homelessness isn’t a class of people it’s something that happens to you. It could happen for any number of reasons including a loss of a job, a medical reason,” said Joel Kilgour, with Loaves and Fishes Community. 

This is the ninth year the event has been held. It’s typically in October, but because of the rise in homelessness, Kilgour said, they added an extra event in January. 

If you know of someone experiencing homelessness, call the Duluth Street Outreach Team at (218) 461-8505.
 

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