Homeward Trust organizes walk/run event to raise funds to address youth homelessness

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 3:40pm


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Last year more than 300 people participated in the Homeward Walk/Run event. (Photo: Homeward Trust Edmonton)

Homeward Trust organizes walk/run event to raise funds address youth homelessness


Homeward Trust Edmonton is looking for volunteers for its 5th annual Homeward Walk/Run event taking placing June 18.

About 70 volunteers are needed for such jobs as setting up, course marshals, registration and water stations.

This year’s event features new 5k and 10k courses located at Whitemud Park, complete with more signage and onsite contests.

Money raised will be used to address youth homelessness. The count organized by Homeward Trust last October enumerated 1,752 people as homeless in Edmonton, with those up to 17 years of age accounting for 148 homeless and those between 18-24 years of age accounting for 85 homeless.

Homeward Trust Edmonton is working to end homelessness in the city.

Since 2001, Homeward Trust has allocated more than $159 million in funding on behalf of the federal, provincial and municipal governments to 98 capital projects, which represent more than 1,740 housing units to address homelessness. The total value of these projects is $243 million, which demonstrates Homeward Trust’s ability to leverage significant funds from proponents, in addition to funding from other orders of government.

Anyone interested in volunteering can email jtrembly@homewardtrust.ca.