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Thousands turn out for Project Homeless Connect

Posted at 2:11 PM, Nov 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-17 17:11:35-05

Some of neediest in our area are getting some big help.

The Cashman Center was packed all day for Project Homeless Connect.

It's not always easy to get help, but this program brings everything to one place. People were able get help with food, housing, hair cuts, transportation, health care and even legal services. The idea is to help as much as possible and hopefully get people back on their feet.

"Two years ago we had a family with twin baby girls who were housed on the same day and the next day the dad received a job from Home Depot that he was referred for," said Stacy Sutton Pollard from Nevada Homeless Alliance. So we were able to help them in 48 hours, and that's an amazing impact on someone's life."

More than 2,500 people pre-registered for the event, but organizers are estimating even more showed up.