$8,135 and counting for anti-homelessness event

February 16, 2009

As of just 30 minutes ago, a pledge drive raising funds for preventing homelessness in Ventura County has exceeded expectations, surpassing the $8,100 mark.

The “One City, One Weekend, One Fund” event at My Florist cafe in Downtown Ventura this afternoon recognized a weekend-long effort to bolster money that the Ventura Social Services Task Force will use to help struggling families on the verge of losing their homes.

Some of the high donors include the Ventura Kiwanis Club, $1,000; the Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura, $2,800; $500 from private donor Claudia Hoffman; and $200 from Sherry Cash, a homeless prevention activist.

According to Cash and Ventura City Councilman Neal Andrews, who was at the event, the members of the city council also forwarded $100 each to the cause.

The Web site onecityventura.org has more info on preventing homelessness in the county. Also check out the Feb. 12, 2009 VCReporter article, “Homelessness not an Option,” at vcreporter.com.

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