Homeless event will match Fairbanks in need with services

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Project Homeless Connect is a nationally recognized event that helps struggling individuals overcome barriers to housing, employment, and other needed services.
Fairbanks is hosting this event next Wednesday from 10 to 3 at the JP Jones Community Center.
Despite the name, you don't have to be homeless to attend.
Several Fairbanks businesses and organizations are providing services such as haircuts, state ID's, dental exams, hygiene kits, and prizes.
Project Homeless Connect is meant to be a "one-stop" shop for those who are homeless, or close to becoming homeless in our community.
Volunteers are still needed to help with setup, surveys, directing people, serving food, giving out items, or cleaning up.
Mike Sanders; Housing and Homeless Coordinator>>: "The thing that I like about the event is it really is great for bringing people and resources together. One of the things we're always saying in different meetings is that we're just trying to connect dots, and that's really what you do here. We've got some people who need some help - maybe they're having trouble with transportation. Well, they can come here and they can get all the services they need in one day rather than having to spread out across town."
Anyone interested in volunteering can contact Mike Sanders at 459-6794.