Survival Kit Drive To Support Local Area Homeless

Friday, October 20th, 2017 by Jaimie Hooker


According to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, roughly 11% of the adult homeless population are veterans. Being a veteran-owned small business, Tar Heel Basement Systems wanted to make an impact not only on homeless veterans but others in the community suffering from homelessness. Survival Kit Drive To Support Local Area Homeless

Tar Heel Basement Systems is known for being the “Hero in Your Home” and providing homeowners with peace of mind when it comes to their basement, crawl space, foundation and concrete slab concerns. With the hope to become the community’s “hero for the homeless,“ Tar Heel Basement Systems will be collecting some of the essential items that many of us take for granted and packing “survival kits” to hand out to the homeless. The goal is to make over 100 survival kits to donate.

We are partnering with three local shelters to donate our supplies to- Lenoir Emergency Outreach Shelter, Asheboro Shelter of Hope and Chapel Hill/Durham’s Housing for New Hope. Each shelter provides a bed, shower access and various required programs which help those in need of finding Jobs, stability, and permanent housing. The survival kits that our team donate will be filled with basic toiletry and hygiene items because unfortunately when those in need come to the shelters, they often don’t have any of life’s daily hygiene supplies.

The supply drive is currently underway until the end of October. For those interested in donating, items can be dropped off at 2910 Griffith Rd. Winston Salem 27103. Supplies will be dropped off at the beginning of November to the designated shelters.

Most needed travel-sized items: 

-Quart size bags

-Shampoo

-Body wash

-Toothbrushes

-Toothpaste

-Combs

-Razors

-Deodorant

 

 

About the author
Jaimie Hooker is the Assistant Marketing Director at Tar Heel Basement Systems; authoring case studies, technical papers, creating and captioning photo albums and managing website content. She also oversees the organization of video testimonials, shows and events, Jaimie lives in the small town of Madison, NC with her husband, Paul, and 3 year old son, Franklin.