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Local 6 joins 'Surge' to help eliminate veteran homelessness

Central Florida Commission on Homelessness launches new initiative

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Local 6 is working closely with the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness to help eliminate homelessness in our area.

In February, Local 6 produced a 30-minute special showcasing the Commission's plan to eliminate homelessness.

Now, Local 6 is helping in their new effort that is working to eliminate all veteran homelessness in Central Florida by the end of 2015.  The plan is called the "Surge."

The "Surge" begins with a call for volunteers who will join the Commission and help hit the streets of Central Florida to identify homeless veterans.

The Commission says, "No hero should sleep on the streets."

Local 6 reviewed the training session for helping homeless veterans on "Flashpoint."

The call for volunteers is ongoing.   To register to volunteer and choose your training session go to www.rethinkhomelessness.org.

The training will take place at the follow locations:

  • Church on the Drive
    1914 Edgewater Drive
    Orlando, FL 32804
    Monday, July 13, 2015
    8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Church on the Drive
    1914 Edgewater Drive
    Orlando, FL 32804
    Tuesday, July 14, 2015
    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Northland
    530 Dog Track Road
    Longwood, FL 32750
    Tuesday, July 14, 2015
    8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church
    1801 Rouse Road
    Orlando, FL 32817
    Wednesday, July 15, 2015
    8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Osceola Human Services
    330 N. Beaumont Avenue
    Kissimmee, FL 34741
    Thursday, July 16, 2015
    8:00 AM - 9:30 AM