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AUGUSTA WARRIOR PROJECT (AWP) PARTNERS WITH THE AUGUSTA-RICHMOND COUNTY CONTINUUM OF CARE (CoC) ON THEIR ANNUAL POINT-IN-TIME (PIT) COUNT

PIT COUNT HELPS DETERMINE THE NUMBER OF HOMELESS FAMILIES/INDIVIDUALS IN THE AUGUSTA-RICHMOND COUNTY AREA AND WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY NIGHT, JANUARY 25TH STARTING AT 12AM

Augusta, GA – January 25, 2016 – The Augusta Warrior Project (AWP) announced today their partnership with the Augusta-Richmond County Continuum of Care (CoC) regarding their annual Point-In-Time (PIT) count. The annual PIT count is conducted to determine the number of homeless families and individuals in Augusta-Richmond County. The data in these surveys is anonymous and confidential and will be collected from January 25th through January 26th and will focus on people’s housing status on the night of Monday, January 25th. The count is part of the Augusta-Richmond County Continuum of Care’s responsibilities under the federal McKinney-Vento programs, as well as its efforts to create community level information and data on the nature of homelessness locally.

“We are honored to be partnering with the Augusta-Richmond County CoC and our Community Partners on this very important count in our local area,” said Kim Elle, President/CEO of the Augusta Warrior Project. “Coming together as a community is essential and we could use your support by donating hats, gloves, scarves, blankets, gift cards and bus passes. We certainly wouldn’t be able to do what we do without the tremendous support of this community, and for that, we thank you!”

In addition to helping families/individuals fill out surveys on Monday night, the Augusta Warrior Project will specifically be focused on identifying homeless veterans. From there, AWP workers can speak with them about Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF), help refer them to a shelter, set up a meeting to assist them any resource needed and provide care packages. AWP currently seeks to serve all veterans from all eras whether wounded or not and currently serves 13 counties in the Augusta, GA and Aiken, SC areas.

“AWP does wonderful work locally and the community is very grateful for their assistance on Monday evening in identifying homeless persons in Augusta-Richmond County,” said Daniel Evans, Planning and Development Supervisor for the Augusta Housing and Community Development. “It’s great to see members of the community come together to reach out to those in need and learn more about their individual circumstances and situations.”

For more information on the Augusta Warrior Project or for ways to donate for tonight’s count, please visit AugustaWarriorProject.org or our drop-off AWP location is at 1753 Broad Street or you can call (706) 951-7506.

About Augusta Warrior Project:
Augusta Warrior Project (AWP) connects Warriors (veterans, service members, and military families) with resources that improve their lives. AWP serves all Warriors, of all eras, from all branches of service, wounded or not.  AWP’s service area covers 13 counties in the area surrounding Augusta, GA and Aiken, SC. AWP connects Warriors to resources, educates Warriors on what is available to them, advocates on the Warriors behalf, and collaborates with partnering agencies to ensure all needs are met. To learn more about AWP visit www.AugustaWarriorProject.org.

Media Contacts:
Kim Elle
Augusta Warrior Project
kelle@augustawarriorproject.org
706.631.6697

Daniel Almond
CMPR
daniel@cmpr.net
205.394.2575


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