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. (File photo)

Walk With Me illustrates homelessness struggles to Hope residents

Event will have participants experience some of the challenges faced by local homeless

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.

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