Michael Rings MCCH's Housing Bell To Celebrate the End of His Homelessness!
Michael was supporting his children by working as a chef when he was injured during a robbery at his restaurant. His injury caused him to lose the ability to use his dominant hand, ending his job and career. After three years of experiencing homelessness due to this accident, Michael is finally moving into a home of his own.
Watch the video above to see Michael and MCCH staff ring our Housing Bell to celebrate the end of his homelessness!
MCCH Staff and Volunteers Help Find People in Need
MCCH staff and volunteers participated in the January 24
thPoint In Time (PIT) count throughout Montgomery County, as part of a nationwide HUD mandated annual census of all people experiencing homelessness. The PIT helps communities identify the local needs of people experiencing homelessness and how best to serve them. Thanks to our staff and volunteers for their efforts to ensure we can effectively meet the needs of our community!
Last month, we launched our newest way to provide direct support to our clients: MCCH's
Urgent Needs Task Force Facebook group. This group was created to quickly and efficiently connect compassionate individuals with the immediate needs of our clients
Throughout January, seven urgently needed items were donated, including a dish drying rack, shower curtains, and winter boots! Thanks to everyone in the Task Force who stepped up to help our clients.
Thanks to our friends at Annapurna for donating another delicious meal to our clients at the
HBCAC Men's Emergency Shelter! Annapurna is one of the many groups that provide and serve a monthly meal to our clients.
As you saw in
our last blog, there are several ways for absolutely anyone to be an activist. The quickest and easiest way to advocate for your favorite cause is through sharing information on social media and educating your friends and family.
One of the challenges nonprofits face is getting their message out to more people, especially with
Facebook’s frequent algorithm updates. It’s up to you to engage with their social media posts to ensure you remain updated on the issue and can share with others when you feel especially inspired!
If you are passionate like we are about ending homelessness, here are five Twitter and Facebook pages you should be following – and sharing!