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Proclamation Recognizes National Hunger and Homelessness Week

Posted on 16 November 2017 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—The Boone County Board of Supervisors this week, took time to sign-off on a proclamation recognizing National Hunger and Homelessness Week.  Hope Metheny, represented the Boone County Homeless Prevention Coalition and with Amber Ahrens of IMPACT presented the proclamation to the board and discussed homeless issues directly impacting Boone County.  The following is the proclamation:

 

WHEREAS, for the past twenty  plus years, the National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness have sponsored National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week; and,

WHEREAS, the purpose of the proclamation is to educate the public about the many reasons  people are hungry and homeless, including the shortage of affordable housing in Boone/Story County for very low-income residents; and to encourage support for homeless assistance service providers, as well as community service opportunities; and,

WHEREAS, there are many organizations committed to sheltering and providing supportive services, as well as meals and food supplies to the homeless, which include: Assault Care Center Extending Shelter & Support (ACCESS), Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Boone Campus, Impact Community Action Partnership, The Salvation Army of Boone County, and Youth and Shelter Services (YSS).

WHEREAS, the focus of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week 2017 is “Resolve to Fight Poverty”; and,

WHEREAS, the Boone Board of Supervisors recognizes that hunger and homelessness continues to be a serious problem for many individuals and families in Boone County; and,

WHEREAS, the intent of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is consistent with the commitment and dedication of the members of the Boone County Homeless Prevention Coalition to educated the community and to provide the needed services and support to citizens who suffer from Hunger and/or Homelessness circumstances.

THEREFORE, the Board of Supervisors of Boone, Iowa, do hereby proclaim November 11-19, 2017, as “NATIONAL HUNGER AND HOMELESSNESS AWARENESS WEEK”.  On behalf of our community, we encourage all citizens to recognize that many people do not have housing and need support from citizens and private/public nonprofit service entities.

Left to Right: Supervisor Chad Behn, Hope Metheny, Supervisor Steve Duffy, Supervisor Bill Zinnel and Amber Ahrens with IMPACT

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