Being homeless is filled with daily struggles, and an organization in Hope aims to illustrate those struggles in a special event later this month.
Walk With Me takes place Friday, Oct. 18, beginning at Memorial Park and concluding at the NorthWest Harvest Church.
It’s a free event, and organized by the education and awareness subcommittee of the Hope Active Response Table (HART). It is open to the public, and will also be a time to drop off warm gloves, socks and hats for the homeless. The walk goes from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., and a community meal will take place at the church from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Homelessness is becoming very visible in Hope and other areas of the Fraser Valley. Walk With Me will allow residents of Hope to see homelessness from a different perspective. Organizers say that participants will even experience some of the challenges faced by those who are homeless.