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Homeless Connect Needs Volunteers

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KALISPELL - A two-day event for the Flathead homeless needs volunteers.

Homeless Connect offers free medical care, haircuts, help finding a job, and tons of other stuff for those who don't have a place to live, or will soon go without housing.

It starts June 12 at the Samaritan House across from Peterson School.

Last year, they helped over 800 people. This year, they need at least 200 people to give a few hours of their time.

"We have just sent out over 500 applications into the community, and we're hoping that we get a lot of response from that so it's a great event to be involved with and it really makes a difference," said Sherry Stevens, the executive director of the Northwest Montana United Way.

Stevens says they're working to hold two Homeless Connect events each year. They want to hold the second in January 2015, when they give out the homelessness survey.

Call the United Way at 406.752.7266 for more information.

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