Wednesday, October 19, 2011

OPERATION WARM HEARTS—BLANKET DRIVE WARMING HOMELESS AND LOW INCOME HEARTS IN PHILADELPHIA


OPERATION WARM HEARTS—BLANKET DRIVE

WARMING HOMELESS AND LOW INCOME HEARTS IN PHILADELPHIA

Philadelphia, PA October 18, 2011— Operation Warm Hearts is a grassroots organization seeking to collect and distribute 1701 or more blankets across the Philadelphia region. Its going to be a brutally cold winter.

As housing and social service cuts increase and the economy deteriorates, it is determined across the country that there is somewhere between 200,000 and 500,000 Americans homeless. It is estimated that there are approximately 4,000 persons who are homeless on any given day in Philadelphia. This includes only those who are in the shelters or on the streets. This does not include those who are in transitional housing, low-demand residences, or in substandard/unfit living conditions.

Operation Warm Hearts is looking to help those who cannot help themselves. This 2nd year for Operation Warm Hearts! Last year Operation Warm Hearts serviced over 800 homeless families and individuals. This initiative will be happening every year from October 1 until March 1.

Available Drop Off Locations:

(Walk In)

· Rondney Harris Splitten Wigz Barbershop—48 North 52nd Street M-Sunday 8am until 8pm

· Bluford Elementary —5801 Media Street M-F 8am until 4pm Telephone# 267-707-8979

(By Appointment)

· Kartrina Dear/Girl Scout Troupe 93414—5621 Stewart Street, Philadelphia PA Telephone# 215-906-7591

We are now accepting other items such as cases of water, soap, tooth paste, tooth brushes, clean socks, clean t-shirts, and other toiletries.

For donations, drop offs, pick-ups or partnership, sponsorship, donations and volunteer opportunities please contact Fareeda Mabry 267-707-8979

Email using the subject: OPERATION WARM HEARTS fareeda@fareedamabry.org

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