On any given night in our community there are men, women and children who do not spend the night in their own homes. They stay with friends and relatives, in shelters or in their cars. Night in a Car is a new event hosted by Heartline and Heart House to raise awareness of the challenges faced by those in our community without homes and to give our citizens an opportunity to help end homelessness.
This event will be held outside at Grace Church of the Nazarene in Eureka -- Friday November 10th 7 pm until Saturday November 11th 7 AM.
Each registered vehicle is asked to raise at least $1,000.00 for the privilege of spending the night in their vehicle.
Let's bring our community together to raise funds for the awareness of the plight of those who have nowhere to call home and provide a powerful opportunity to learn more about homelessness.
The event will feature educational presentations focused around the topic of homelessness and domestic violence and the challenges it poses for our society. Homelessness does exist in Woodford County.
In 2016, the Heart House shelter housed 36 individuals (7 children) who were victims of either homelessness and/or domestic violence. Our average shelter stay is 3 - 6 months. Monies raised will go towards purchasing new mattresses for 12 twins, 3 full-size beds and a new futon. Any excess funds will be used in our general fund.
Sign up your car ! Join in the fun! Fundraise and donate!