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Raising homelessness, hunger awareness
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Posted: 2012 Nov 02 - 00:44

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VERO BEACH - The Homeless Family Center will make the public aware of the problems of hunger and homelessness during national Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week which will take place from Nov. 10-17.

The awareness schedule of activities kicks-off at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov.10, with the grand opening of the Homeless Family Center's A Second Chance Thrift Store & Training Center, 490 Old Dixie Highway, Vero Beach.

A Second Chance Thrift Store and Training Center is where shopping creates retail sales training, job training and entrepreneur opportunities for families residing at the Homeless Family Center. Everyone is welcome to this opening celebration.

On Wednesday, Nov. 14, the center invites the public to take a "Wednesday walk" tour at 4 p.m. This is a great opportunity to experience the daily happenings and learn about the center's operation and programs, meet the staff and families, go behind-the-scenes, and interact with parents and children residing at the center.

From Nov. 10-17, donation boxes will be visible in school classrooms and local businesses, which are participating in the "72 cents meal appeal" for 72 hours. Why 72 cents? This is what it costs to feed one person a meal at the Homeless Family Center.

Adventure Training of Vero Beach will close the week with fitness training, "workout for homeless families," on Nov. 17 to benefit the center. Adult and children's sessions will be available.

The Homeless Family Center is a nonprofit organization committed to changing lives one family at a time. The center, which is located at 720 4th St. in Vero Beach, is a partner agency of United Way, Treasure Coast Homeless Services Council and the Indian River County Children's Services Advisory Committee.

For training registration, call Beth Ratliff at (772) 538-2181 to reserve a spot. Space is limited.

For more information, contact Connie at (772) 567- 5537, Ext. 326 or visit www.HomelessFamilyCenter.com to support ending hunger and homelessness on the Treasure Coast.

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