Letter: Walk in their shoes
For the last several weeks, I’ve had the opportunity to work with the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness to help plan a fundraising walk for tomorrow.
I’ve been reminded how indiscriminate homelessness can be and how quickly one can lose everything. I’ve also become more aware of the hurdles involved in trying to re-establish oneself with a home and a job. With the assistance of a handful of organizations, including the Concord Homeless Resource Center, many homeless persons have overcome those hurdles and now have a place of their own, while others are getting closer every day.
The 3.75-mile “Walk in Their Shoes” begins at 5 tomorrow at the Friendly Kitchen, 2 S. Commercial St. in Concord. The walk will trace many of the steps taken by the homeless every day, passing several of the organizations which are resources for homeless persons. The walk will conclude at the Friendly Kitchen, where refreshments will be available. Just show up, donate what you can and walk! All proceeds will benefit the homeless resource center.