Local Collaborative Effort Touches Homeless Communities in Greater Haverhill and Greater Newburyport

Local Collaborative Effort Touches Homeless Communities in Greater Haverhill and Greater Newburyport

I would like to take a moment and share with you a project that we are doing to help and support those who live outdoors. Today, folks may find themselves in situations, or struggles that are far out of their control. Things that can drastically change and affect their life – sometimes even leaving them living outdoors.

A volunteer group called Merrimack Valley Hope Mission provides bagged lunches to these folks on a weekly basis every Friday afternoon at a park in Haverhill Mass. On Friday August 31 we are looking to not just provide them with a bag lunch, but also some hygiene products.

Maintaining personal hygiene is extremely important for several reasons. Keeping a good standard of hygiene helps to prevent the development and spread of infections, illnesses and helps maintain a good level of mental and physical well-being. Hygiene products are one of the most sought after items by our friends who live outdoors.

I’m reaching out to you today to see if you would consider sponsoring a hygiene kit for either a man or woman. We have organized a gift list on Amazon that have kits for less then $15 and the location for which the kits need to be shipped to is already set. Your support is appreciated by many and will make a huge difference in the life of an individual who lives outdoors.

Thank you for your time and consideration!!

Amazon Link to sponsor Hygiene Bags :

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Pubic Education on Service Dogs – Much Needed

As the number of people with service dogs grow, so does the need for education on service dogs. For years dogs have been trained to provide a service to individuals with disabilities, to include guide dogs, hearing dogs, and mobility dogs. Today, dogs are being trained as service dogs for our veterans with who have PTSD and TBI (traumatic brain injury). As the use of service dogs are increasing I feel it is equally important to increase the education of service dogs.

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