It will be all hands on deck for a number of community organizations and volunteers next week, coming together to help the homeless at New Bedford Connect.

The event runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, October 23 at the Southcoast YMCA in Downtown New Bedford. New Bedford Connect is sponsored by Rise Up For Homes, a funding organization that works with the Homeless Service Providers Network to meet the needs of the homeless in the city,

Leslie Poulin and Melony Gouveia serve on the advisory group of Rise Up For Homes and join Jim Phillips this week to discuss the October 23rd event.

Townsquare Sunday airs every Sunday at 6 a.m. on 1420 WBSM.  The program highlights organizations and individuals working to improve the quality of life on the Southcoast.  Interview segments can also be heard on, the WBSM app, and on WBSM TV on YouTube.

If you have a public event, festival, or neighborhood activity you want to publicize, submit your information here. You can also send an e-mail to Jim Phillips at

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