Community Alliance for the Homeless

Homeless But Not Helpless

By Jenny Roberston, Communications Director FedEx Services
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Four hours was all it took. In that time, my client Robert* obtained a vision screening, filed a social security form, applied for food stamps, picked up some new clothes, sat down for a photo shoot and had a good meal.

And in that same amount of time, I gained a new perspective on some of the most forgotten members of our community: the homeless.

As a member of communications management at FedEx, Robert is not my typical ‘client.’ But on Thursday, Sept. 18, he became my top priority as I helped him navigate Project Homeless Connect at the Memphis Cook Convention Center.

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