ABC11 Eyewitness News Staff Participates in 5th Annual Project Homeless Connect

Event Provides Services to Homeless Through Donations and Volunteers

Raleigh, NC, October 14, 2011 --( ABC11 Eyewitness News ( has announced its participation in the upcoming 5th annual Project Homeless Connect event on Thursday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park located at 409 Blackwell St., near the American Tobacco Campus in Durham, N.C. ABC11 Eyewitness News Reporter Tamara Gibbs will serve as mistress of ceremonies at Durham's Project Homeless Connect, which is a one-day, on-site center designed to provide homeless people with a wide range of necessary services for free. This year, the goals of Project Homeless Connect are to house 20 households in need, employ 10 people and recruit 550 volunteers. Over the past four years, Durham's Project Homeless Connect has connected 1,000-plus volunteers to 1,000-plus of Durham's at-risk and homeless community. For more information on Project Homeless Connect, including how to register, visit

“ABC11 is proud to play a part in the Project Homeless Connect event,” said John Idler, president of ABC11 Eyewitness News. “It is an honor for Tamara to serve as the hostess of an event that has experienced such tremendous success in the past four years, and it is so rewarding to see how much we can help those in need around us and to see the generosity of our area’s volunteers.”

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- Gibbs has worked for the ABC11 Eyewitness news team since April 2006 and has more than a decade of broadcast news experience. She began her broadcast career at WCIL-FM Radio in Carbondale, Ill. where she won the Illinois Broadcaster's Association Silver Dome Award for Best Public Affairs Series in 1995.

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ABC11 Eyewitness News provides 41.5 hours of local news every week, serving more than 1 million households in a 23-county area in North Carolina and Virginia. Eyewitness News also provides news, weather and sports information 24 hours a day on as well as serving two additional digital channels, The HD Live Well Network on 11.2 (Time Warner Ch. 1112; and the Live Well Network on 11.3 (Time Warner Ch. 113). ABC11 WTVD is part of the Disney-ABC Television Group, which is home to all of The Walt Disney Company’s worldwide entertainment and news television properties. For more information, go to

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