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Project Overcoat, seeks to collect warm clothing for the Homeless at metro Krogers until Jan. 22nd

Project Overcoat, seeks to collect warm clothing for the Homeless at metro Krogers until Jan. 22nd

Atlanta, GA--  (submitted by United Way)

During the frigid winter months, imagine sleeping on the cold pavement. Imagine wearing only doubled-up T-shirts to work in 20-degree weather because that’s all you have to keep warm. Unfortunately, this is the reality for far too many metro Atlantans who are homeless or can’t afford a coat or blanket.

From Jan. 8-22, everyone is encouraged to drop off blankets or new or gently used coats of all sizes at any Kroger in the metro region.

WHAT:  Project Overcoat. All sizes needed, from children to adult sizes.                   

WHEN:  Jan. 8-22. Drop off at any Kroger store in metro Atlanta.

Department of Watershed Management Issues Irrigation System Reminder

 Department of Watershed Management Issues Irrigation System Reminder

Via the Department of Watershed Management -- The Department of Watershed Management reminds its customers that irrigation systems should be shut down when the temperatures drop below freezing to prevent overspray from freezing on sidewalks and streets and causing accidents/injuries. Irrigation systems installed after 2007 must by law have rain sensors that shut the system down when it is raining or when temperatures fall below 32 degrees F. 

Hosea and Atlanta Food Bank get a much Needed Food Delivery from City Hall

Hosea and Atlanta Food Bank get a much Needed Food Delivery from City Hall

Atlanta, GA--  (submitted by Dexter Chambers) 

The City of Atlanta’s troubled economy and high unemployment have been the driving forces behind an unprecedented increase in the demand for food assistance. To help feed families in need this holiday season, the Atlanta City Council held a holiday community food campaign in December. More than 2,000 items were collected and more items are coming in. All of the items will be delivered Wednesday, December 22nd to the Atlanta Community Food Bank and Hosea Feed the Homeless and Hungry.

“We’re very grateful to the Atlanta City Council and the community for supporting our efforts this holiday season,” said Bill Bolling, Founder and Executive Director of the Atlanta Community Food Bank.

Salvation Army Hosts Xmas Day Meal for the Homeless

Salvation Army Hosts Xmas Day Meal for the Homeless

Atlanta, GA--  (Submitted by Lafeea Watson)

Salvation Army Annual Christmas Meal For The Homeless And The Hungry

What:   The Salvation Army Red Shield Services ( 400 Luckie Street , Atlanta , GA 30313 ) is once again hosting its annual Christmas Day meal for Atlanta ’s homeless. Doors are open from 11am-1pm to men, women and children from The Salvation Army and surrounding shelters. Volunteers and staff will cook and serve meals for between 400 and 600 people who attend the Christmas Day meal.

The Salvation Army also delivers meal on its Mobile Feeding Unit to 200-300 elderly, sick and shut-in people in the Fulton County area as well.

The Christmas Day main course will consist of   92  turkeys, 250 lbs each of mashed potatoes and yams, 100 lbs of collard greens, 100 lbs of dressing, 36 #20 cans of cranberry sauce, 20 cakes and 120 pies.

City of Atlanta makes Plans to House people with No Heat. Call Now

City of Atlanta makes Plans to House people with No Heat. Call Now

Atlanta, GA--  

The City of Atlanta has partnered with various non-profits to shelter residents from today’s frigid temperatures. City of Atlanta residents without heat are asked to CALL THE MAYOR’S OFFICE OF CONSTITUENT SERVICES AT 404-330-6023 for a shelter location in their vicinity.

Today’s forecast calls for a wind chill of 5 degrees or colder. Highs in the upper 20s to low 30s.

Authors, Playwrights and Spoken-word artists gather Tonight for a WordFeast

Atlanta, GA--  WordFeast: To Benefit the Atlanta Food Bank

Catch the holiday spirit when locally and nationally acclaimed authors, playwrights and spoken-word artists return to Actor's Express Theatre Company for WordFeast: Food for the Body and Soul.

The event, conceived 31 years ago as Writers in Concert, happens Monday, Dec. 13, at 7:30 p.m. and features some of the best talent you'll find in Atlanta: event emcee Rob Cleveland; novelists Pearl Cleage, Melissa Faye Greene and David Fulmer; spoken word artist Jon Goode; playwright Topher Payne; playwright Theroun Patterson; and musician Ken J. Martin.

 

Monday, December 13th 7:30pm @ Actor's Express

887 W. Marietta St. #J-107 (King Plow)

Admission is $15 or 15 canned goods

Make a Pledge to screen for Prostate Cancer and Receive Hawks Tickets

Make a Pledge to screen for Prostate Cancer and Receive Hawks Tickets

Atlanta, GA--  Mayor Kasim Reed "tweeted" early this morning about making the pledge to stop prostate cancer, and hundreds went online to do so.  In a partnership with the Atlanta Hawks, people who went online to make their pledge received 2 free Hawks tickets and were provided information about free PSA screenings upcoming in the Atlanta area.

A PSA Screening is a simple blood test that is recommended for All men with a Family history of prostate cancer, and all African-American men w/wo history, starting at the age of 40.  The easy non-invasive test should be performed annualy and will establish a critical PSA 'baseline' that your doctor needs to help him/her to detect prostate issues early.

Make the pledge at http://www.georgiaprostatecancerpledge.com/