Press Release: for immediate release
TOMS RIVER - Several local community and religious organizations will sponsor the Rally of Hope for Ocean County’s Homeless Sunday afternoon in Lakewood’s Towns Square on Clifton Avenue, between Third and Fourth streets.
The rally will begin at 12:30 p.m. and feature a meal for the participants, free haircuts, blood pressure readings, and information tables with distribution of toiletries and food. It will also present seminars for the homeless and their supporters and a discussion of ending homelessness as a social justice issue by leaders representing four religious heritages: Evangelical Christianity; Judaism; Catholicism; and Muslim.
The League of Women Voters will also conduct a voter registration during the event.
In addition to assisting the homeless, the rally will give the public an opportunity to learn how they can take part in ending homelessness in Ocean County. It will also recognize the many groups that have helped the homeless during the past year.
The rally is free and open to the public and will end around 4 p.m.
Sponsors include the Kiwanis Club of Jackson, Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity, New Jersey Coalition to End Homelessness, the Luminer Foundation, The Monmouth Presbytery, Homelessness Ended through Local Partners, and the Forked River Presbytery.