Wasilla Homeless-Committee is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to ending homelessness in the Mat-Su Valley of south central Alaska. Though we've only been in existence for less than a year, we have made significant strides in assisting the homeless in this area.
In December of 2015, a Facebook reader told of her encounter with a homeless man searching through the trash dumpsters at a local grocery chain. He told her he was searching for Christmas gifts for his children who lived with him in a tent. Outraged that there were no emergency shelters in the valley for them to go to, her post generated over 50 volunteers wanting to help with the program.
Since incorporating in January, 2015, we have been able to help over 40 families with finding a place to live, cl...