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Lend a hand to the homeless this weekend

Hands on Birmingham is still looking for volunteers to help with this Saturday’s Project Homeless Connect at Boutwell Auditorium.

From their website: “On Saturday, April 5, approximately 500 volunteers, public servants, non-profit agencies, faith-based organizations and citizens will assemble under one roof to help people who are homeless in our community through Project Homeless Connect. This innovative one-day event is about breaking the cycle of homelessness, increasing access to services and ending chronic homelessness in Central Alabama. … Be a part of Birmingham’s solution to homelessness.”

People attending the event from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. will be offered a variety of services from help with housing and employment to pet care and haircuts.

Take a Moment: Consider giving your time on MLK Day

It’s not too late to register for Hands On Birmingham‘s annual Day of Service. Their goal is to get 2,000 volunteers working for good across the Birmingham metro area on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. They’ve got a wide range of projects from painting classrooms to landscaping. It’s quite a list and there is something for every skill range. HOB is hoping you’ll “make your day off a day on.”

The day kicks off with a Kick-off luncheon at 11:30 a.m. for all pre-registered volunteers in the Boutwell Auditorium Upstairs Exhibition Hall. Volunteers are encouraged to bring a canned good for Greater Birmingham Ministries and Collat Jewish Family Services. After lunch, it’s time to do good from 1-4 p.m. All volunteers will receive a free t-shirt at their project site. Feeling good for helping others ain’t bad either.