Founder and CEO of Milford Advocacy for the Homeless, Martha Gery, said her organization had planned for a busy November. The month began Nov. 11 with a free event, offering haircuts, food, clothing and a bike clinic in the UNITED Church parking lot. Clothing was provided by Gateway Clothing Connection and Charity Up Church provided haircuts while MAH provided food.
“On November 19, from 5-9 p.m., we’ll be holding our annual quarterly auction fundraiser to raise money to buy heaters and propane that will keep those who live in the elements from hypothermia and freezing to death. “, said Gery. “The event is taking place at The Elks in Milford. They are donating the use of their building. Businesses and individuals in the community have donated all items. There are over 100 items up for auction and , currently running nine larger item raffles. There will be food, raffles, auction items, 50/50 and more. Our goal is to raise 5 $000.
Paddles for the auction can be purchased at https://milfordadvocacyforthehomeless.aweb.page/quarter-auction.
On Nov. 26, Gery said MAH will be raising tent setups for those who will be living in tents throughout the winter. This ensures that they have shelter to be able to protect them from the elements during the winter months. Gery also thanks Councilor Jason James, who is also Deputy Mayor, for hosting a community roundtable two weeks ago to talk about the homeless situation in Milford.
“We are always looking for volunteers,” said Gery. “All of our volunteer opportunities can be found on our Facebook page or anyone interested can email me at [email protected]”