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CelebrateOutreach: Community Forum about Living Wages


Hello Friends,

You are cordially invited to attend Celebrate Outreach’s Community Forum to be held on Saturday, March 21st, from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 401 Fifth Street North (across from the Coliseum), Third Floor, St. Petersburg. The topic will be “Florida Fight for 15: The Living Wage Struggle of Fast Food Workers,” and the special guest presenter will be Rev. Bruce Wright, Director of The Refuge.

Underemployment, which includes receiving wages that are too low and/or not consistently working enough hours each week, is one of the primary causes of homelessness indicated by persons answering the annual homeless survey in January. With the average rent of an apartment in Florida costing $769 per month, which is 60% of the monthly income of a person making the current minimum wage full-time, it is readily apparent why living wages are needed. How can living wages keep families housed? How can you and your organization or congregation help?

The public is invited to attend this Community Forum. This presentation and discussion will be especially beneficial to homeless service providers, social workers, clergy, police officers, teachers, and others who work directly with this segment of our community.

The event is free, and refreshments will be provided. There is free off-street parking, and the facility is handicap accessible. Enter the building through the double glass doors adjacent to the parking lot, and take the elevator to the third floor. Seating is limited, so interested persons are encouraged to pre-register by sending an email to

Celebrate Outreach, Inc. ( CO!) is a partnership of St. Petersburg-area faith-based congregations and individuals dedicated to preventing and ending homelessness in the greater St. Petersburg area (Pinellas County) through social justice, advocacy, community education and direct service.

For further information about the Community Forum and Celebrate Outreach, please visit

Celebrate Outreach, Inc.
401 Fifth Street North
Saint Petersburg, Florida 33701
“Concrete Solutions to End Homelessness”