Help us help the Homeless of Oakland, CA

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Mission for the Homeless, Inc.

  • 60 people are interested
Homeless,14th St. & Broadway, downtown Oakland, CA
woman receives a bag of food & a blanket

***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

More opportunities with Mission for the Homeless, Inc.

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

Emergency & Safety Homeless & Housing Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

14th St. & Broadway, downtown area& Fruitvale district ofOAKLAND, CA 94601

(37.772926,-122.21433)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

N/A

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