Help needed for Homeless Connect event

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Wiregrass 2-1-1 is asking residents for assistance in helping out the local homeless population.

On May 4, the Southeast Alabama Coalition for the Homeless (SEACH) and Comcast will hold an event in 2-1-1’s back parking lot called Homeless Connect, delivering personal care items and meals to homeless individuals from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

To pull this off, volunteers will be needed from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. to help organize the food and supplies into packages for delivery. From that point, volunteers will be needed from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. make the deliveries to the local homeless areas and camps.

Those interested in volunteering are asked to go to “the Covan trailer in the back parking lot at Wiregrass 2-1-1, 545 West Main St., Suite 313 in Dothan.”

The event will also need help meeting the demand for supplies so Wiregrass 2-1-1 will be accepting donations from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday until May 3.

You can help by giving any of the following items.

Food Items: 

  • Pop-Top/Quick Eat Non-Perishable Food Items
  • Bottled water
  • Vienna sausages
  • Beanie Weenies
  • Ramen noodles
  • Fruit cups
  • Granola bars
  • Ravioli
  • Tuna
  • PB crackers/Cheese crackers
  • Small bag of chips/Small bag of crackers
  • Spam/Potted meat
  • Canned soup
  • Spagheetios,
  • Cookie packs
  • Apple sauce
  • Small bag of nuts
  • Beef jerky
  • Boxed raisins/Fruit snacks/Trail Mix
  • Small canned pop top veggies
Personal Care Items:
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrush/Toothpaste
  • Razor/Shaving cream
  • Body lotion
  • Bath soap/Shower gel
  • Comb
  • Toilet paper
  • Feminine pads
Baby Items
  • Diapers and wipes


  • Summer clothes only (shorts, shoes & sandals)
  • Sizes needed: Adult Male, Adult Female, Child Male, and Child Female
  • Belts

  • Socks

  • Underwear

  • Hat/Cap

  • Bandanas

  • Sunglasses

  • Raincoats

Living Items:

  • Umbrellas
  • Purses/Wallets
  • Blankets/Sheets
  • Tents
  • Bikes
  • Air mattresses/Cots
  • Camp chairs
  • Colman stoves
  • Mini propane tanks/Large propane tanks
  • Flashlights
  • Backpacks
  • Bug Spray
  • Batteries
  • Sunscreen
  • Can Openers

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