Many of us have protection from the elements, freezing winter to searing summer heat but the homeless do not. UPO helps the DC Homeless throughout the year. UPO Shelter Hotline vans transported 162,783 people to shelter in 2014.Funded by the Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness the UPO Shelter Hotline represents the entry point assisting Homeless folks off the street and transporting them to Homeless Shelters.
UPO provides all the comfort items we distribute to the DC Homeless we assist. Donations to Help UPO Help the DC Homeless on Global Giving provides the funds we need to purchase the comfort items. UPO distributed 49,777 comfort items to the DC Homeless during FY 15 - see attachment for details of items distributed.
The attached link shows UPO Shelter Hotline in action Helping the DC Homeless get off the streets during the Hypothermia season and the attachment is an example of a Hypothermia Alert sent out by email and text by the DC government advising DC Homeless to contact UPO Shelter Hotline for Help to get off the streets to shelter during Hypothermia Alerts.
The snow storm that recently hit the DC area dumped 30” of snow in 36 hours, played havoc on all, but was especially harsh on the DC Homeless population. UPO Shelter Hotline worked tirelessly before, during and after the blizzard answering 2,784 calls from folks needing help and transported 2,111 people to shelters.
Since joining Global Giving in March 2015 we have raised $10,663 from 142 generous donations and have earned the Reward Level of Super Star on Global Giving. In the past quarter we have raised $2,163 and we are very grateful for the kind support of 23 charitable donors in support of our special Homeless Children’s project.
UPO’s Mission is Uniting People with Opportunities. If you are interested in receiving additional updates about UPO activities in our ongoing war against poverty visit our website http://www.upo.org or send your mailing address and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org for periodic updates. The attached link is a video entitled “Cradle to College” which will give you an overview of UPO Early Childhood and Youth Programs.
Thank you so much for your support Helping UPO Help the DC Homeless. We have $1,362 remaining to reach our goal of $12,000 for this project and are looking forward to doing so in the near future, at which time we plan to launch a new project that benefits low income seniors and children in our DC community