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HIP holds fifth annual Project Connect

 

February 3, 2022

Photo courtesy of Ashley Kawashima

Ashley Kawashima (left), Alex Helms (middle), and Amanda Greenfield (right) welcome participants to Project Connect.

Humanity In Progress held its fifth annual Project Connect event at the John Hanson Sr. Community Hall on January 26 which saw donated clothes and resources available for people experiencing housing insecurity.

This year's event was a "huge success" according to HIP Co-Founder and Board Chair Ashley Kawashima.

She wrote that approximately 106 participants, 30 more than last year, were able to access many local resources and free basic needs with some of the most popular items including sleeping bags and mats, tents, toilet paper, and paper towels.

"Every year over the past 5 years this even...



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