110 W. New York Ave.
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IDignity returns to DeLand Thursday, Nov. 21 — Volunteers needed; clients welcome
By Pat Andrews
posted Nov 12, 2013 - 11:18:49am
IDignity volunteers will be back at work 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at First Presbyterian Church of DeLand, 724 N. Woodland Blvd. They invite additional volunteers and clients, church member and IDignity volunteer Kathy Ambachtsheer said.
IDignity helps people whose circumstances robbed them of identification, and that identification — a driver's license, Social Security card, birth certificate, military veteran's documentation or other — is what can help them get medical services, housing, Food stamps, and other help. Without identification, people simply don't exist, as far as most governmental and social agencies are concerned. Identification restores hope and dignity to people.
The last IDignity event Sept. 23 was also held at First Presbyterian Church. At that time, around 150 people got assistance getting identification.
Clients who need assistance should bring any documents and proof of residency they may have with them to the Thursday, Nov. 21, event. Assistance is first-come, first-served, and intake will end when maximum capacity is reached, so come a bit early.
For more information about volunteering or service, call 386-279-0029.
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