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City of Kawartha Lakes and County of Haliburton seek volunteers to participate in 20,000 Homes Campaign Registery Week

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August 10, 2016 - 20,000 Homes is a national campaign to house 20,000 of Canada’s most vulnerable homeless people by July 1, 2018. Kawartha Lakes and County of Haliburton Council members approved participation in the campaign earlier this year.

Upwards of 25 volunteers are needed between Monday, August 22 and Wednesday, August 24 in both the City of Kawartha Lakes and County of Haliburton. Volunteers will be asked to work 2 hour shifts conducting surveys as part of Registry Week. Teams led by professional service staff and community volunteers will systematically canvass the community and complete a short survey with residents experiencing homelessness.

“The goal of Registry Week is to identify people experiencing homelessness in our communities and gather information on their health and social needs” explains Hope Lee, Manager of Housing Help and CEO of Kawartha Lakes-Haliburton Housing Corporation. “Those surveyed will be prioritized for housing and receive appropriate support based on their needs”.

The results of Registry Week will be shared during the Community Debrief 1pm, August 26 at the Coboconk Community Centre. The deadline for volunteer sign up is Friday, August 12, 2016. To volunteer please sign up at www.signup.com/go/20kHomesCKLH

The 20,000 Homes Campaign is being led by the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness, and was inspired by the U.S. 100,000 Homes Campaign. More information on the 20,000 Homes Campaign and the City & County 20,000 Homes Community Registry Week is available on the website www.20kHomesCKLH.ca

Follow @20kHomesCKLH and participate in the conversation online using the #20kHomesCKLH hashtag on Twitter.

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For further information, please contact:

David French
Campaign Coordinator, 20,000 Homes CKLH Campaign
705-933-4855
20kHomesCKLH@gmail.com

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