Project Connect Wood County serves more than 300 people

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More than 300 people in need of supportive services found help Oct. 19 thanks to the fourth annual Project Connect Wood County (PCWC).
 
More than 250 volunteers, including Bowling Green State University students, faculty and staff, and community members, assisted visitors to the event, which was held at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. BGSU’s Center for Community and Civic Engagement helps to recruit and train volunteers.
 
This community event was started locally in 2013 to serve the various needs of individuals and families who are struggling to make ends meet and who may not have stable housing. The one-day event provides hospitality and access to services for everyone in Wood County, particularly those in need of health screenings, dental care, hot meals, job help and mental health services. More than 60 providers were onsite to offer these services and items, which included haircuts, coats, hats and boots.
 
A team of social service providers, including the Continuum of Care Coalition of Wood County and churches, businesses and private citizens, organizes PCWC.