Help us help the Homeless of Oakland, CA
67 people are interested
***We'd particularly like someone to run errands, and/or be on call to run errands. You must also have your own transportation.***
We reach out to the homeless of Oakland, CA on a nightly basis. During the day we gather together available resources: food, blankets, and clothing. Our main outreach individual, Vincent Pannizzo, works during the day, but drives a van around each night visiting the homeless on a one to one basis.
Around 11-12 p.m. with the help of two or three homeless we make up bags of food, and distribute them from approximately 1- 4 a.m. or sometimes as late as 6 a.m. You'll be surprised how many homeless wait each night for us. Depending on what situation we run into, someone may need a lift to the hospital, or if in personal distress may only need a few words of support and encouragement.
Read about our work in the August 6-12 issue of the East Bay Express: http://www.eastbayexpress.com/general/flash/2014/08-06-2014/and more recently at https://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/oakland-expends-considerable-money-and-person-power-displacing-homeless-residents-according-to-city-records/Content?oid=6913053
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
We'll work with your schedule.
14th St. & Broadway, downtown area& Fruitvale district ofOAKLAND, CA 94601
- People 55+