Wednesday, Nov. 30th
6:30 • SURC Theatre
Admission – Food contribution to support the PUSH campaign
Open to everyone
Rex Hoglbein, executive director of Facing Homelessness will hold a public presentation on Wednesday Nov. 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center Theatre.
During his talk, he will outline strategies to resolve the issue of homelessness, such as sharing funds, resources, or simply, time. Based on the latest state Department of Commerce Point in Time survey, there were 599 homeless people in Kittitas, Yakima, Chelan, Douglas, and Grant counties. But that winter figure is low, usually in central Washington numbers rise dramatically during the warm summer weather.
The event will involve a community panel discussion, moderated by Philip Kerrigan, the state’s Combined Fund Drive (CFD) program manager. While the presentation is free and open to the public, those attending are encouraged to bring a food donation for the local Presidents United to Solve Hunger (PUSH) campaign.
CWU’s Facing Homelessness is being held in conjunction with the university’s annual participation in the CFD, which is Washington state’s official workplace giving program for active and retired public employees. Larson added the goal is to have CWU personnel volunteer 2,000 community service hours before the end of the year to address economic and social challenges, or enhance the quality of life locally.
For more information, feel free to contact Drue Larson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-963-2234.