Western to hold Walk for the Homeless

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(News release) – The sixth annual Walk for the Homeless will be held on Friday, Nov. 3 in downtown St. Joseph. Registration begins at 4 p.m. at Sixth and Messanie Streets, with the walk beginning at 4:30 p.m.

The walk will follow the migration path followed by the homeless to access services in downtown St. Joseph. The walk raises awareness and funds for the Social Welfare Board’s Home Unit to help the homeless in our area with transportation costs, medical expenses, job searching and miscellaneous needs.

Register in advance by visiting www.socialwelfareboard.org and clicking on the Walk for the Homeless link at the bottom of the page. Participants donating $15 or more will receive a t-shirt.

The Walk for the Homeless is co-sponsored by the Missouri Western State University Organization of Student Social Workers; Missouri Western’s Department of Criminal Justice, Legal Studies and Social Work; and several community organizations and businesses.