Atheists Helping the Homeless, DC Announces Cancellation of the Next Distribution Event
Due to COVID-19 we are canceling our next Distribution Event that was scheduled for October 8, 2021
By: Atheists Helping Homelessness, DC
The Distribution Event is canceled due to COVID-19, Atheists Helping the Homeless regrets the cancellation when there are so many people to help.
They work in the greater Washington DC area. They distribute items to people who are homeless. Their goal, as atheists, is to help their community--to give back. The distribution event was to be Friday, October 8 at 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The goal of AHHDC is to provide small items (travel size) needed daily (socks, soap, nail clippers, towelettes, combs, small shampoo, toothbrush and toothpaste, etc.) to people who are homeless and who travel primarily by foot. Their clients must carry everything they own with them, thus the distributed items are small enough to fit in pockets or backpacks. The items are for people living on the street, out of a tent or car, out of a shelter, or who may be couch surfing.
AHHDC is a group of volunteers that operates on donations. They set up a table for 3-4 hours on a sidewalk where homeless people pass by to distribute items. The last event (early September 2021) in Silver Spring, MD was able to help nearly 75 clients.
AHHDC is a small group of atheists, but they cannot be just atheists. They are citizens. They have ethics and moral compasses, and they believe in the innate goodness of humans. They are integral parts of our society and are proud to be your family, your friends, and your neighbors, and they want to help our community.
The distribution event was to be on the sidewalk in front of Progress Place, 8106 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910 on Friday, October 8 at 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. AHHDC operates in Washington DC and nearby areas.
As a relatively new group, an immediate goal of AHHDC is to achieve public awareness.
Media Contact: Joseph Shaw