Reaching out to those in need of support!

by Geoff OFlanagan in Gosport, England, United Kingdom

Reaching out to those in need of support!

£2,400

£10,000 target 11 days left
24% 17 supporters
This project will only be funded if at least £10,000 is pledged by 7th November 2020 at 9:15pm

The aim of this project is to raise funds and purchase a suitable vehicle in which to further our work within the Homeless Community.

by Geoff OFlanagan in Gosport, England, United Kingdom

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Operation Help the Homeless (OHTH) was formed in 2013 by and concentrates its efforts within the geographical areas of Portsmouth, Southsea, Fareham and Gosport.  The organisation has one objective; to provide emotional and welfare support throughout the Rough Sleeper (RS) community.  This objective is met through the provision of care packages, the procurement of clothing along with associated items and the delivery of hot food and beverages on a weekly basis.   There is also a high level of emotional support provided by OHTH volunteers as and where required.

OHTH also liaises with local support groups in order to provide a joined-up approach to the provision of care to those living rough.  Regular financial grants are made to these groups as a way of assisting with their own efforts within the RS community.

OHTH operates a weekly out-reach programme and, along with volunteers, will visit locations within the designated geographical areas where teams will liaise with RS.  The aim of the out-reach programme is to provide an opportunity to offer support where it is required.   It is through this direct contact that OHTH meets its primary objective; face to face dialogue with RS leads to a better understanding of their requirements.  

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OHTH has, over the past seven years, seen an increase of effort on a yearly basis; what began as a one-man operation to bring a level of comfort to the RS community is now a forward leaning organisation with over 900 supporters along with a core team of volunteers.

In order to meet our objectives we are now in need of a suitable vehicle, a van, so that we can continue reaching those in need of support.  Such a vehicle would act as an enabler to our cause as well as offering the opportunity to literally go the extra mile in helping us make that all important difference where it's needed the most.

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

A personal thank you from the Founders of OHTH and your name added to the Virtual Roll of Thanks. A photograph will also be added to the Virtual Roll of Thanks to be displayed on OHTH Social Media.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

A personal thank you from the Founders of Operation Help The Homeless with your name and/or the name of your organisation added to the OHTH Virtual Roll of Thanks.

£500 or more

£500 Reward

Along with the Founders thank you letter, your name and photo added to the Roll of Honour you will also receive a certificate of appreciation for your support.

£1,000 or more

£1000 Reward

Supports at this level will have their name displayed on the side of the vehicle where they will be identified as Crowdfunding Partners. They will also be invited to the launch event where they will have the opportunity to meet the Founders and the OHTH volunteers.

£10,000 or more

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The Outright Purchase of the Vehicle

The person (or organisation) that steps forward and provides the full Crowdfunding target will be invited to the launch event where they will meet the Founders and the OHTH team. They will also have their name added to the side of the vehicle as the Crowdfunding partner who "made this happen". To add a little "personality" the supporter will also be invited to name the vehicle!

Let's make 'Reaching out to those in need of support!' happen

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