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BRIDGEMEN Help Project Homeless Connect: AM Shift

BRIDGEMEN! Please join us as we help Project Homeless Count (PHC) on a day where they connect up to 2,000 homeless and low-income individuals to services they need at a "one-stop-shop" at Bill Graham Auditorium.

Morning volunteers will have the option of serving individuals a high-quality meal at the "Dignity Cafe" or serve as a volunteer companion to escort a participant as they navigate the event.

More about the two jobs and additional information on PHC is listed below. Please note: The morning shift runs from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. You can join us for *BOTH* the morning and afternoon shifts if your so inspired. Just RSVP for both the AM and PM Meetups.

In addition to a great sense of accomplishment, volunteers get lunch and a free PHC t-shirt. Then at 7:00 that night you can come celebrate our good work at The Cafe at our monthly BRIDGEMEN general Meetup.

If you have questions or have a preference for a particular job, please indicate it on your RSVP or email Jay (the event host) through Meetup.

Join us and you will be doing what BRIDGEMEN do best: bridging communities and making a difference!

Wednesday, March 20 | 8:00am to 1:00PM

Bill Graham Civic Auditorium at 99 Grove St.

 

 

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  • Jay C.

    Just got some additional numbers from PHC: In one day:
    -- 159 people: new DMV photo IDs (some had been without for years)
    -- 78 people: podiatry care with followups scheduled.
    -- 747 people: standard prescription and fitted reading glasses.

    From a participant followup email:
    “At every stop, every person I dealt with was helpful, kind, informative and most of all welcoming. Since I’ve been homeless, I often feel judged and rejected. But today I really felt inspired.”

    John, you (and everyone else) look fabulous in the pics! :)

    1 · March 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wish I could say the same. I look like the latest pic of Kim Kardashian in a tight dress...

    March 28, 2013

  • Jay C.

    Thanks for the photos Benjamin. Bigger thanks for choosing some that don't make me look fat! :)

    March 28, 2013

  • Jay C.

    Everyone that I spoke with said they felt the project was worth doing. Eight of you actually said you would do it again regardless if it was a BRIDGEMEN event or not. Final Overall Numbers:

    -- General Event Volunteers: Professional, pre, event, and post-event volunteers and service staff: 910
    -- BRIDGEMEN shifts covered: 43 (top goal was 30. awesome!)
    -- Overall count of clients served on site: 1,894.

    We got glowing reviews by both Randall and the general director of PHC. “We didn’t have to worry about you guys at all. We’d see you and we’d see things running well. I can’t tell you how much we loved that.”

    The next big Homeless Connect at Bill Graham will be in August, and in light of your reviews, we are very likely to participate. Thanks all of you. Well done!
    -Jay

    March 22, 2013

  • Jorge G.

    I had a great time working with other men to reach out and help others. It was great helping people that appreciated what we did and I enjoyed making new friends. It was great and if possible I plan on helping out if this event is supported by Bridgemen in the future.

    3 · March 21, 2013

  • sergio u.

    Deep to my heart, Thank You!

    2 · March 20, 2013

  • Jacob J.

    This event was very organized... A bit of downtime after check-in but overall really felt that I was contributing and my help was appreciated.

    2 · March 20, 2013

  • Jay C.

    I'm looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow! If you have not received the informational email explaining various details, please send me a message directly to my at gmail.com address. It's "jonahcash" and then the rest. Also, feel free to post questions/etc. here. :)

    See you all at Bill Graham at 8:00 AM tomorrow at our table at "Volunteer Central," next to the general check-in desk!
    -Jay

    March 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    See you guys tomorrow.

    March 19, 2013

  • Benjamin B.

    + guest: James Mason

    1 · March 18, 2013

  • Jacob J.

    Will be there! Bright eyed and bushy tailed!

    1 · March 17, 2013

  • Matthew M.

    I have cleared my schedule that day and can work both shifts

    March 17, 2013

    • Jay C.

      You are AWESOME! Thank you Matthew! :-)

      March 17, 2013

  • sergio u.

    I can do both shifts if needed.

    March 15, 2013

    • sergio u.

      Yes I am!

      March 17, 2013

    • Jay C.

      Great! I'm looking forward to seeing you again Sergio. :-)

      March 17, 2013

  • Dennis A

    My work schedule changed.

    March 15, 2013

    • Jay C.

      Thx Dennis. You can perhaps give me one of your two-for-for-one beers later in the evening as a consolation. :P

      1 · March 17, 2013

  • Russ

    I have a conflict for am shift, but will be there for PM. Sorry about change of plans. I hope it's not too late to find an alternate.

    March 15, 2013

    • Jay C.

      It's all good. Thanks Russ! :)

      March 17, 2013

  • Mike S.

    Was looking forward to this event, however I now have to work :-)

    March 15, 2013

    • Jay C.

      We'll miss you but will hopefully see you that evening. :)

      March 17, 2013

  • Jay C.

    Hey guys, Thank you all for signing up for Homeless Connect. It's really inspiring to see so many of you take time out of your daytime schedules.

    I have some additional details about Homeless Connect which I will send to you tomorrow. I'll include my direct contact information in the message.

    Thanks very much guys! More soon. :)

    -Jay

    March 14, 2013

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