-- The Charlotte Housing Authority (CHA) is currently coordinating efforts to rehab the Hall House to temporarily house 100 homeless families. This week volunteers are needed to assist with cleaning, painting, minor repairs and moving furniture.
WHEN: Friday, January 2 - 1 p.m. until 6 p.m.; Saturday, January 3 - 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
WHERE: Hall House,
426 North Tryon Street,
To volunteer, or make donations of all kinds, please email
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 704-943-9557.
"During the holiday season, and questionable economic times, what better way to celebrate the season than by helping others," says Charles Woodyard, CEO of the Charlotte Housing Authority. "This is also a great way for families to get involved with helping other families who may be less fortunate than themselves."
The Hall House project is a collaboration among
A Child's Place,
The Salvation Army of Greater Charlotte, and
CHA. The project is being funded by various agencies, including CHA, the City of
and the Critical Need Response Fund, as well as private charitable donations. Still, there are continuous needs to bring the project to its fullest capacity.
By June 2009, all families will be transitioned into other housing, and the building will go back on sale. The objective is for at least 50% of the families to move into independent housing. The remaining families will move further along the continuum toward independence and housing through services provided by the Salvation Army, CHA and
. The ultimate goal is independence and housing for all families as called for through our community's Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness.
To learn more ways you can help, please visit
www.achildsplace.org/hallhouse or call 704-943-9557.
A Child's Place is a private non-profit organization working to erase the impact of homelessness on children and their education. For more information visit