February 6, 2024 at Burntwood Tavern in Solon, Ohio. Event sponsored by Pulp Juice & Smoothie Bar and Taylored Construction.
Susan Flowers with Akron Snow Angels opens by reading a letter from the homeless community.
"I check the homeless helper Facebook page to see that there is a free concert at one of the churches so I will get warm for a few hours. I will also try to apply for some jobs but the first question is my address and phone number. I got neither of those. Dinner at the Peter Lawrence Center on S. Main. Three miles each way but I'm still grateful. Off to the concert at Trinity Lutheran then to my encampment. I crawl into my sleeping bag hoping that no one tries to come after me in this confined position and hoping this won't be the night the police tell me to move on. Funny they tell me I can't stay where I am but they never tell me where I should go. The ground is damp and hard and cold under the sleeping bag but it is home and I finally fall asleep exhausted from my full time job of trying to stay alive."
On February 6, 2024, Project Give donated $4200 to Akron Snow Angels for Operation Stop Frostbite to purchase hand and feet warmers. Akron Snow Angels spreads warmth and connects with the most vulnerable in our community by providing basic essentials and fostering compassionate friendships while inspiring others to do the same. Twice a month from November through April, Akron Snow Angel volunteers go on “missions” to homeless camps and areas surrounding shelters to #SpreadTheWarmth. They provide around 250 lunches on each mission, as well as gently used winter clothing & toiletries that have been donated. Akron Snow Angels use donor dollars to fulfill requests for winter items they do not have in stock such as tents, sleeping bags, winter boots & coats.
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