Backpacks, toiletry products, food baskets, and underwear --oh my!
During the LEAP event at Cornerstone Church in Akron there was much support and festivity. Over 1500 people came to receive material assistance, medical assistance, hair cuts, food and agency referrals. Hot dogs, inflatable slides and a Teddy Bear picnic (book reading and cupcakes) were some of the entertainment options. Fun, fun, fun.
Russell and I offered Quick Checks and made many referrals to agencies for specific needs. It was clear that folks are feeling the pinch of the economy and are looking for options to address these needs. Many of the referrals were to organizations that had a booth right in the room.
Sean Cole invited us to the event after seeing us at the Akron Project Homeless Connect event earlier this year. We thank him for being a gracious host.