SOURCE: GrandCentral

June 08, 2007 11:00 ET

GrandCentral Gives Homeless Free Voicemail Boxes at Project Homeless Connect

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - June 8, 2007) - GrandCentral --

WHAT: GRANDCENTRAL GIVES HOMELESS FREE VOICEMAIL BOXES At Project Homeless Connect - Hunter's Point

We will be giving free local telephone numbers and voicemail boxes to the homeless to get jobs, find housing, stay in touch, etc.

WHERE: Keith St & Armstrong Ave - One block from 3rd Street San Francisco, CA 94124

WHEN: FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2007 - 10AM

WHO: Speak with GrandCentral co-founder Vincent Paquet and folks signing up for their own phone numbers and voicemail boxes

WHY: We have given out over 1,200 Project CARE accounts and have served over 40,000 voicemail messages to the homeless who previously had no way to be contacted.

"We're really proud of this effort as we realized at the first Project Homeless Connect event took part in just how important a local telephone number and voicemail service is to a homeless person," said Craig Walker, co-founder and CEO of GrandCentral. "The government can throw tons of money and resources at the homeless problem by providing housing, job training, medical care, etc., but if there's no way to contact a person to let them know they got the job, or the room became available, or the TB test came back negative, then that money is MUCH less effective than it could be."

MORE INFO:

Project Homeless Connect: http://www.sfconnect.org/AboutUs/index.php/homeless_connect/phc_our_mission.html

GrandCentral's Project CARE: http://www.grandcentral.com/about/projectcare

Contact Information

  • CONTACT:
    Andrea Roesch
    650-644-1700