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Local project reaches out to Alaskas neediest
It's a road many of us hope to never travel down. Sadly, in the Last Frontier many Alaskans are homeless.
ANCHORAGE- For many Alaskans, haircuts, eyecare, and dental work are everyday essentials. For others, they are luxuries.
One annual project is bringing the community together to show those in need how far a hand up can go.
It's called Project Homeless Connect.
A hit nationwide, this one stop shop is now in its 7th year in the state's largest city.
Each year, hundreds of homeless Alaskans come into this one-stop-shop for housing and health care, where they are welcomed by more than 200 volunteers.
"It's actually my day off. I just wanted to come out and help them in anyway possible," says one volunteer.
Homelessness is a problem Alaska will not be able to fix immediately, but this project proves there is a community with open arms of support for all Alaskans.
Both Kenai and the Mat-Su also held Project Homeless Connect events this week.