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Vancouver free event to provide services for homeless people

Hot meals, haircuts, showers, health care among offerings

By , Columbian staff reporter

Thrive2Survive, a free community outreach event for people experiencing homelessness, will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 17 at Living Hope Church, 2711 N.E. Andresen Road.

The community resource event will offer hot meals (barbecued pulled pork and salads), hygiene services, clothing, behavioral health and housing assessments, haircuts, showers, medical care, and other services.

This month’s sponsors include Molina Healthcare and Amerigroup.

Volunteers are also needed for the event.

On June 9, organizers will host an optional meeting detailing different volunteer positions and what to expect from the event. On June 16, volunteers are needed in setting up for the event from 1 p.m to 5 p.m. at Living Hope Church.

On June 17, volunteers can also help with setting up tables, organizing clothes, decorating and cleaning up after the event.

For more information, email thrive2survivedrive@gmail.com. Volunteers can also just show up to any of the days to volunteer.

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