Cardboard City Cheatham County
Cheatham County Homeless Coalition, June 25, 2023
The Cheatham County Homeless Coalition is hosting Cardboard City, an event to create awareness about the increase in homelessness in Cheatham County.
The Cardboard City event will take place on Saturday, August 26, from 8:30-11:30 am and participation in this competitive team event is free. Teams of 4-6 people will be given cardboard boxes and duct tape to build a cardboard house that needs to be standing for one hour.
Teams can register online by August 1, 2023. Visit our Cardboard City Awareness Campaign page for more detailed information.
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New Coalition to Coordinate Homelessness in Cheatham County
Cheatham County Homeless Coalition, June 23, 2023
As part of organizing the Cardboard City homelessness awareness campaign, a small group of people representing the nonprofit, government, and private sectors is creating a new coalition in Cheatham County with the goal to hold quarterly information and coordination meetings.
"We hope to not only create awareness but learn how we can leverage community resources to improve how we address increasing homelessness in Cheatham County," said Judith Tackett, a local resident and homelessness consultant with regional and national expertise. "For now we hope to launch a coalition of the willing, learn about each other, and maybe set one common goal we can tackle together."
The first task is to organize the Cardboard City awareness campaign scheduled for Saturday, August 26, 2023, from 8:30 am to 11:30 am on the front lawn of the Cheatham County Courthouse.