Homelessness Campaign is a Success in Livingston County Posted: February 28, 2014

This past November, five nonprofits under the Livingston County Continuum of Care, including OLHSA, initiated the 2013 Homeless Winter Gap campaign. With temperatures being some of the coldest we’ve seen this winter, the campaign couldn’t have come at a better time. It may not be obvious, but homelessness does happen in Livingston County. The Homeless Winter Gap campaign helps our neighbors who are in need of shelter for themselves and their families.

At any given time, 127 households in Livingston are homeless. For this reason, The Homeless Winter Gap goal was to raise $40,000 to house local homeless individuals.

The results of the campaign were overwhelming. In December, 2|42 Community Church in Howell donated $10,000 to OLHSA’s Homeless Winter Gap. The generous and surprising donation (see OLHSA’s YouTube channel for the touching video) was a big step towards successfully completing the campaign and sheltering Livingston’s homeless residents.

In total the Homeless Winter Gap campaign raised $36,330. This amounts to one week of shelter for 181 households, or 1,271 nights of shelter, in Livingston County – an astounding impact. Until every family in Livingston County is under shelter, OLHSA will continue to support our neighbors who have no place to call home. Visit www.LivingstonHomeless.com to learn or give.
Livingston Homeless Campaign