Food Sponsors Needed to Help Volunteers with Homeless Count in Cumberland County
The Cumberland County Community Development Department Office needs your help with feeding volunteers during its annual homeless county on Thursday, January 25, and Friday, January 26.
Each year, the Cumberland County Community Development Department conducts an annual count with a goal to determine the number of homeless individuals and families in Fayetteville and in Cumberland County.
The count is called the Point In Time Count. This 24-hour event will see volunteers canvassing our entire county with the goal of determining a census or the exact number of homeless. Once the count has been completed, those in the Cumberland County Community Development Department will know exactly who these people are, where and how do they live and what resources do they need.
Here is where you come in. Sponsors are needed to provide food for the volunteers during the census. If you can help, please call 910-323-6112 or for more information, click here.
Now, with the count taking place on January 25th and 26th, there is not enough time to train new volunteers. However, if you have an interest in volunteering, click here.
For those now aware of the Cumberland County Community Development Department, their goal is to hopefully, with the help of this community, eliminate homelessness in Cumberland County.
At one time, there were approximately 800 homeless children in the Cumberland County School system. During the school day, these kids have a safe place to go, healthy food to eat and people to interact with. When they leave school, that is another story.
For those that are in place to volunteer on January 25th and 26, please remember that you must sign the form NC-511 2024 Point in Time Homeless Count Confidentiality and Release of Liability Agreement.
Also in order to attempt to keep everyone safe and healthy, all volunteers must continue to use protective gear and must continue to safely distance at all times.