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Annual Free Services Day for Homeless in Louisville is Wednesday

Hundreds of homeless people are expected to seek help during Louisville’s annual Project Homeless Connect/VA Stand Down event this Wednesday.Last year, around 550 were served at the event, which offers education, health and other social services, including food and clothing.“We’ll have over 300 volunteers there. Some of them are community agencies. There are 80 different booths there of different things that people can do. So you can get a flu shot on Wednesday. You could also get a new ID, sign up for housin,g get chili," said Natalie Harris, executive director of the Coalition for the Homeless.Around 8,500 people were homeless at some point in Louisville last year, according to the most recent U.S. Census data. Among the often overlooked issues they'll face: Many will have problems with their feet, said Harris.“Everybody who comes will have the opportunity if they’d like to, to soak their feet and have a doctor or nurse look at their feet and give them advice if they need to seek professional help and to get brand new socks," she said.The event  will be from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Salvation Army, 911 S. Brook St.TARC buses will offer service from emergency shelters to the site.

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