In honor of hunger and homeless awareness week, people from all around the community participated in a mile walk to raise awareness this morning.
The walk was called “Walk a mile in my shoes” and despite the frigid weather, it didn’t stop anyone from participating. Every year, this special march takes place one week before Thanksgiving, and the National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Student Campaign against Hunger and Homelessness co-sponsored for hunger and homeless awareness week.
The starting location was at Metro Ministries and all walking participants walked to City Hall, where the Mayor gave a proclamation. People were encouraged to bring agency banners as they walked to bring awareness to end this problem.
“”It’s a national effort, it’s not just a Corpus effort. This is something that is important because we need to keep people aware, we need to keep people understanding, and we need to keep people wanting to know where they can come in and help.” Said Eddie Jackson-Mathis, president of Homeless Issues Partnership.
National Hunger and Homeless Awareness week will continue until November 18th.
The Homeless Issues, Inc will also be holding their annual Sunrise Service to honor the homeless people that have passed away this year on December 21st.