Homeless Event Draws Hundreds

Jun 4, 2013 6:33 PM

Hundreds of men, women, and children took part in the Shasta County Project Homeless Connect in Redding.

Community groups lent a hand to veterans, people with disabilities, and other members of the population in need.

"A lot of the times with the demographic that we're serving, they've lost a sense of hope. They're in a state of hopelessness. And so all of the agencies here are here to provide them with hope and steps to motivate them to move forward so that way they can be a part of society again," said Smart Business Resource Center's Cherish Pust.

"I just got done filling out paperwork for my ID. I got my haircut, I got a new backpack, some new clothes. This place is awesome," said attendee Christopher Glass.

Pets were able to get into the action as well, with grooming stations, vet exams, and bags of food to take home.


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