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Brief: Walk for Homeless Benefits A-SPAN

— Step out for your lunch break on Halloween, Wednesday, Oct. 31, and join hundreds of Rosslyn business employees and residents as they take steps to end homelessness in the first “Rosslyn Walk for the Homeless” to benefit the Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network (A-SPAN). This walk is part of Fannie Mae’s “Help the Homeless” community walk program and is one of hundreds of HTH community walks taking place across the nation.

Pre-walk registration and awareness program will be held at the Boeing building located at 1200 Wilson Blvd in the first floor conference room at 11:30 a.m. The walk will begin at noon and follow a one mile route through the heart of Rosslyn and returning to Boeing for a catered lunch provided by Rosslyn area restaurants. All registered walkers will receive a walkathon t-shirt. Costumes are optional.

This walk is open to everyone. You can pre-register at http://www.hthwalks.org/goto/RosslynWalk or by visiting http://www.a-span.org and following instructions there. Registration fees are 100 percent tax deductible and are $20 for youth (25 years old and younger) and $30 for adults (ages 26 and older). On-site registration will also be available. Those unable to make it to the walk may register online as a Virtual Walker.

The Rosslyn Walk for the Homeless is sponsored by Boeing, Monday Properties, and The JBG Companies. Additional sponsors include The Rosslyn BID, Hyatt Arlington, Arlington Temple United Methodist Church, and Corporate Executive Board.

A-SPAN provides life-sustaining services for people experiencing homelessness in Arlington County. These include daily street outreach, drop-in services such as showers, laundry, and food, and a bagged meal program serving up to 80 individuals 365 days a year. In addition, from November 1- March 31, A-SPAN operates the Arlington County Emergency Winter Shelter. A-SPAN offers a wide variety of housing case management services through the Permanent Supportive Housing Program and the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program, and is a key partner in the “100 Homes for 100 Homeless Arlingtonians” campaign.