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Walk To Benefit the Homeless

Fall fun events planned at community walk.

— Church of the Ascension is leading a Help the Homeless community walk on Saturday, Oct. 20, 3-6 p.m. at Lyon Park, 414 North Fillmore St. to benefit the Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless.

More than 70 church members, clients, staff, and volunteers will attend. Participants will enjoy a corn hole toss, a pie baking contest, tug-o-war, face painting, and other activities.

On any given night, more than 600,000 people are without homes across the U.S.. Nearly 40 percent are families and one in four is a child. The Help the Homeless Program raises funds to support organizations working to prevent and end homelessness.

Residents can make a difference in the lives of these families, children, and veterans by participating in a Help the Homeless community walk, making a donation, becoming a sponsor, or volunteering time to support organizations dedicated to serving homeless people.

For more information about Help the Homeless, including how to register for a Help the Homeless walk, visit hthwalks.org.