Walk raises money to help the homeless


LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Five non-profit organizations are working together to raise $70,000 to help the homeless in our community.

Next Sunday, nearly 700 people are expected to participate in the Homeward Bound Walk. The money helps provide assistance for homeless people around Greater Lafayette.

The Salvation Army and Lafayette Transitional Housing have teamed up with Rainbow Haven Transitional Housing, Homestead Consulting Services and Family Promise of Greater Lafayette to help host this year’s walk.

Salvation Army Shelter director Todd Westbrook said it is special to have five organizations team up for a good cause.

“It’s important because, really, homelessness affects all of us. A statistic is most people are two paychecks away from homelessness. Once again, having the support for one another is very important,” said Westbrook.

The walk will begin at 3 p.m. at Riehle Plaza. Registration for the event will begin at 2:30 p.m.

For more information about the walk, click here.

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