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Organizers prepare for 2016 Project Homeless Connect

On Monday, organizers were busy preparing for the incoming vendors. (Source:WALB) On Monday, organizers were busy preparing for the incoming vendors. (Source:WALB)
Last year, the city helped around 400 people. (Source:WALB) Last year, the city helped around 400 people. (Source:WALB)
Ciceli Brown, Community Development Manager (Source:WALB) Ciceli Brown, Community Development Manager (Source:WALB)

The 2016 Project Homeless Connect is happening on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at the Albany Civic Center.

On Monday, organizers were busy setting up for the incoming vendors.

Albany’s Community Development Manager Ciceli Brown called the event a “one-stop shop” that benefits Albany’s homeless as well as the working poor.

Brown told WALB News 10 that the city has seen an increase in the homeless community.

“It’s not a free from all, it’s more so of an event where they can come and receive actual services,” Brown said.

A total of 60 vendors will be at the civic center Tuesday to help those needing assistance.

“This is just an awesome opportunity for the city to be able to give back some of our resources to those who are at [higher] risk,” Brown said.

Last year, vendors were able to help around 400 people. This year, organizers expect to serve around 500 residents.

The event is expected to begin around 9:00 a.m.

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