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University of Central Missouri
Administration 302
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660-543-4640
Fax: 660-543-4943


Third Annual Project Community Connect Planned for Oct. 3

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG, MO (Aug. 7, 2014) – Volunteers and service providers are needed for Project Community Connect 2014 in Warrensburg and Johnson County. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, in the University of Central Missouri Student Recreation and Wellness Center.

This is the third year for the event. The one-day, one-stop shop event is designed to deliver real services to people throughout Johnson County who are struggling to make the connections required for day-to-day life. This includes the homeless, as well as those with limited resources. The event is coordinated by a team of community and campus volunteers.

A large number of participating agencies, volunteers and donors will be needed to match and exceed the success of last year’s event. Donations of goods and services are needed, and cash donations, which will be used to purchase the consumable items that are distributed free, also will be accepted.  Service providers and volunteers may sign up and donations should be made on the Project Community Connect website, or by contacting Bob Vickers, Project Community Connect committee chair, at 660-864-5415.

Project Community Connect 2014 will unite service agencies, civic groups and businesses to provide a variety of services. Organizers hope to provide birth certificates, mental and chemical health care screening, employment training and placement, medical and dental examinations, haircuts, photo ID assistance, free clothing, free lunch and more.

Last year’s event set a record for the number served, as well as the number of volunteers.