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Walk of Awareness

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Purpose

On Tuesday, November 15, 2011, faith communities throughout Portland and Multnomah County will observe the second annual “Interfaith Day of Homelessness Awareness.” This year’s Day of Homelessness Awareness will focus on three concrete actions that people of faith can take to help end homelessness: Donate/Volunteer/Advocate. The Day of Homelessness Awareness will include a “Walk of Awareness” on November 15, starting at 7 am at the Downtown Chapel Roman Catholic Parish, and ending at the 13 Salmon Family Day Center at First Unitarian Church. Stops along the way will include the newly-opened Bud Clark Commons. Reflections by spiritual leaders, stories about homelessness and comments by civic leaders on what is being done to address the three “faces” of homelessness—adults, youth, and families--will take place along the walk. Participants will also hear specific calls to action they can take to get more deeply involved in addressing homelessness.

The Day of Homelessness Awareness is jointly organized by Multnomah County and the City of Portland with the New City Initiative at JOIN. Faith partnerships include Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, Albina Ministerial Alliance, the Oregon Board of Rabbis, and the Muslim Educational Trust. For more information, including a map of the “Walk of Awareness” route, visit the Join PDX website