Homeless Resource Day: AAMC Nurses are committed to our community

Homeless Resource Day: AAMC Nurses are committed to our community

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Top: Mary Perzanowski, RN, Christine Gates RN, Valerie Kinzer, RN, and Kelly Anderson RN were part of the AAMC team who spent their Saturday serving their community.
Bottom: Denise Matteson, RN, and Cyndi Vaughn, RN help triage clients.

Volunteering at Homeless Resource Day is just one way AAMC commits to serving our community.

For the fifth year running, on March 28, 2015, AAMC’s Community Service Initiative (CSI), helped facilitate volunteers for this event, held at Annapolis High School.

Homeless Resource Day gives the homeless and underserved in Anne Arundel County (there are 323 known homeless on the streets and in shelters in our county) access to over 90 different services — each of which can ultimately help lead to housing and self-sufficiency.

As clients arrive, they are set up with a volunteer “guide” who helps them identify their needs. Some clients need housing resources, some need help with medical problems… some only need a haircut before a job interview.

The event relies on volunteers – and this year 600 signed up, including AAMC nurses Mary Perzanowski, RN, Christine Gates RN, Valerie Kinzer RN, Kelly Anderson RN, Ann Barnes, RN, Denise Matteson, RN, Maria Reinitz, RN, and Cyndi Vaughn, RN and Patricia Schiro, RN. A big thanks to Eve Sage, RN, who spent many hours with the county in planning and preparing for this huge event.

The CSI is very appreciative of the many volunteer hours our nursing staff gives back to the community and for that we thank you!

-Cyndi Vaughn, RN and Mary C. Perzanowski, RN

 

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