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United Way launches Project Connect

6 January 2020 Shenandoah County Winchester Frederick County Clarke County


The United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley has announced the launch of an inaugural program called Project Connect which will offer free, nonprofit services to the entire community. Project Connect is a one-day, one-stop event where people experiencing homelessness or financial instability can access multiple services and the resources they need, all under one roof. Participants will be able to access free medical screenings, job assistance,
veterans’ services, housing information and even a haircut, in addition to many other services on-site. Attendees will also be provided with a hot lunch.

More than 50 local agencies are lending a helping hand to those in need at the inaugural Project
Connect event on Jan. 23rd at the Winchester Moose Lodge from 8:00 am- 2:00 pm. United Way
NSV estimates serving 200 area people who are currently utilizing area shelters, as well as the ALICE®
population.

What makes the event unique is the personalization and service clients will receive when they attend.
Volunteers will be matched one-on-one with an adult or family experiencing or at-risk of homelessness
and guide them to the services they needed the most. Volunteers can sign up for shifts working part of
the day or all day, as well as volunteering in other roles at registration, in the giveaway area, setup,
cleanup, lunch service or as a general event assistant.

For more information on attending, volunteering, sponsoring or providing a service at Project Connect, visit United Way’s website. 

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