Jamestown, ND, The North Dakota Region VI Homeless Coalition is partnering with regional businesses and organizations to provide bags of essential care items to people experiencing homelessness and or other hardships. The drive is set to run March 15 – April 15, 2020.
During a time of crisis the people who need us the most are suffering and unable to provide for their most basic needs. While national guidance has been issued to quarantine in place, or actively participate in social distancing and not be in crowds of more than 10, the homeless and impoverish households may not have that benefit.
The Homeless Coalition is asking for donations of new travel sized basic hygiene care items care items such as soap, lip balm, mouthwash, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, combs, facial tissue and wet wipes etc., nonperishable snacks, adult athletic socks, mittens, band aids, and feminine hygiene products. In response to agencies not being available to serve as drop off locations while practicing social distancing, an Amazon.com shopping list has been created at https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/GZGSA816WWPO?ref_=wl_share.
Financial donations can be mailed South Central Homeless Coalition C/O GPHA 300 2nd Ave NE Ste 200, Jamestown, ND 58401.
In 2019, the coalition packaged around 300 blessing bags and distributed them to various agencies in the nine- county region. For more information contact Cassie DuBray at Great Plains Housing Authority 701-252-1098.