CLEVELAND – With temperatures below freezing, and lots of snow falling on northeast Ohio, living on the streets has become a fight for survival.
For years, Volunteers of America outreach workers have been hitting the streets to meet the needs of Cleveland’s unsheltered homeless. Each year, as temperatures drop, the work becomes even more important.
The organization needs the community’s help and donations of sleeping bags, blankets, coffee, hot chocolate and water, hats, gloves, scarves and non-perishable food items to continue to meet the need.
Volunteers of America shelter is located at 2710 Walton Ave. The non-profit provides emergency shelter to 26 men each night throughout the year and has an additional 30 beds during the winter.
Sleeping bags, blankets and warm clothing can be gently-used or new. Monetary donations are also accepted.
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Cleveland's Biggest Volunteer Day: Do Something Day [PHOTOS]
THANK YOU TO ALL OUT VOLUNTEERS:
Here is what we all did TOGETHER:
Feed the Homeless at Lakeside Emergency Men’s Shelter
What Would King Do Workshop (Think Before You Act movement) at East Tech, Citizens Leadership Academy and Glenville High School
Beautification, clean up and painting at Downtown Cleveland YMCA, Marion Sterling Elementary School, and Seventh Day Adventist Church.
Taking donation and sorting at Providence House.
Thank you to all the students at East Tech, Citizens Leadership and Glenville High School and also volunteers at YMCA, Marion Sterling Elementary School, Providence House and Seventh Day Adventist Church with the Z1079 and WZAK Radio One family!!!