Milford Advocacy for the Homeless founder and CEO Martha Gery explained that her organization has a busy November planned. The month began on November 11 with a free event, offering haircuts, food, clothing and a bicycle clinic in the parking lot of UNITED Church. Clothing was provided by Gateway Clothing Connection and Charity Up Church was providing haircuts while MAH provided food.
“On November 19 from 5 to 9 PM, we will hold our annual quarter auction fundraiser to raise funds to buy heaters and propane that will keep those who live out in the elements from hypothermia and freezing to death,” Gery said. “The event is being held at the Elks in Milford. They are donating the use of their building. The community businesses and individuals have donated all of the items. There are over 100 items to be auctioned off and, at this time, nine raffles of larger items. There will be food, raffles, auction items, 50/50s and so much more. Our goal is to raise $5,000.”
Paddles for the auction can be purchased at https://milfordadvocacyforthehomeless.aweb.page/quarter-auction.
On November 26, Gery stated that MAH will be raising tent setups for those who will be living in tents throughout the winter. This ensures that they have shelter to be able to keep them out of the elements through the winter months. Gery also thank Councilman Jason James, who also serves as Vice-Mayor, for holding a community roundtable meeting two weeks ago to talk about the homeless situation in Milford.
“We are always looking for volunteers,” Gery said. “All of our volunteer opportunities can be found on our Facebook page or anyone interested can email me at [email protected]”
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