Homeless help event

A daylong effort to count as well as alleviate immediate needs of the homeless will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Aberdeen on Thursday.

The event helps provide a count of the homeless who are difficult to track and provide resources.

A mini-Project Homeless Connect event is also scheduled for the Elma Senior Center on Thursday. Participants will be tallied, provided incentives and service information, organizers said in emails.

A similar small event was held in Westport on Monday and in Ocean Shores last week.

Pat Gordon and Brenda Blue of Pat’s Trim and Style close the shop on Simpson Avenue in Aberdeen for the day so they can offer free haircuts.

“This is our fifth year,” Gordon said.

Participants are asked to wash their hair before getting it cut. Homeless women may shower tomorrow at Friendship House at 513 N. G St. on Wednesday between the hours of 1 and 6 p.m., Director Paula Rowell said.

Homeless men may shower and obtain clean clothing at the Union Gospel Mission at 405 E. Heron St. from 10 a.m. on Thursday, Laurel Wiitala said.

The mission is serving chili dogs for lunch at the church. They will also give out passes and fliers about services the mission provides.

Among those listed as participating or giving out information are Worksource Grays Harbor, Coastal Harvest, Project Homeless Connect, Coastal Community Action Program, Beyond Survival, Housing Authority of Grays Harbor, SeaMar Community Center.


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