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HMCC inmates make 801 scarves to donate to homeless

When planning its annual “Homeless Connect” event, the Anchorage Coalition on Homelessness put out a call for a donation of 700 scarves to give out at its outreach event. “Homeless Connect” takes place Wednesday, Jan. 26 at the Egan Center and will offer a range of services to help homeless people move toward a more stable life.

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The Anchorage Coalition on Homelessness asked for Hiland Mountain Correctional Center’s help with making and donating scarfs. Hiland Mountain Correctional Center had several prisoners volunteer their time and effort during the months of December and January. The inmate volunteers met their goal and then some, delivering 801 scarves to the coalition for its Wednesday event.

Homeless Connect offers people the opportunity to have their vision checked, apply for subsidized housing, get an Identification card, receive warm clothing, and much more.