Bangor, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-Did you know that going for a walk on Saturday April 27th can make a difference in someone's life? That is what organizers of the 17th Annual Hike for the Homeless say.
Executive Director Dennis Marble says this year's goal is 2000 participants. He says with more schools getting involved he believes about half of the hikers will be under the age of 25. The Bangor Area Homeless Shelter provides 38 beds year round, and 5 additional cots for winter. They also provide 3 meals a day and have a food pantry 2 days a week. Marble says they just try and provide a safe stable place for people so they can move on with their lives and re-enter the community at a better level. Marble says the hike raises money but also awareness.
Marble said, "the most important is to simply see this group statement. These people getting involved and not having all the answers and not fixing anything but showing a physical demonstration of getting engaged and standing up for people who are homeless. Because that will lead to other conversations and researching things and thinking and talking to their legislators."
There are 4 starting locations for this years Hike for the Homeless. Bangor, Brewer, Hampden and New this year is Hermon. Our own Melissa Kim and Danielle Waugh will M.C. the event. For more information click here. Hike for the Homeless
Starting locations- http://www.hikingforthehomeless.org/involved.php