MIDLOTHIAN, Va. , Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Getloaded, a leading logistics freight matching website, recently sent a team of volunteers to help connect homeless adults in Richmond, VA with valuable medical and social services at a unique national service event.
Project Homeless Connect is an extraordinary program that mobilizes dozens of service providers to relocate their operations to a centralized location for a day to provide free, dedicated aid to hundreds of homeless clients. An overarching goal of the event is to eliminate some of the barriers homeless people experience as they seek access to the very services that might help them start the return journey to stable lives.
The Getloaded team joined hundreds of other volunteers to help more than 480 homeless clients connect with more than 40 on-site services, including medical, dental and vision screenings, mental health interviews, identification services, employment resources shelter and housing assessments, and much more.
“Project Homeless Connect engages a community of volunteers to offer one-on-one assistance to members of our community who are in true need,” said Fergus Caldicott , Getloaded’s General Manager. “This event gives our team real insights into the challenges facing our community, and we’re proud that Getloaded can help out in some small way.”
For more than a decade, Getloaded has supported transportation professionals nationwide as the easiest-to-use Internet load board. Members benefit from easily finding high quality loads and qualified carriers through our convenient 24/7 account access on Getloaded.com, Web-enabled mobile phone, free iPhone and Android apps, and knowledgeable customer representatives. We serve owner-operators, shippers, freight forwarders and brokers with customizable memberships designed to address their specific business goals. With hundreds of thousands of loads available nationwide and a network that includes thousands of experienced carriers and freight providers, Getloaded is here to simplify the trucking industry. Learn more at getloaded.com.
About Project Homeless Connect
Created in 2004 by the San Francisco Department of Public Health, Project Homeless Connect is a way to bring necessary services to the homeless community at a single location where non-profit medical and social service providers collaborate to provide comprehensive, holistic services. Learn more at projecthomelessconnect.com.
Homeward is the planning and coordinating organization for homeless services in the greater Richmond, VA region. Learn more at homewardva.org.