Walk for Warmth – help prevent homelessness

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) — The annual Walk for Warmth is a fundraising event, whose proceeds will go toward providing assistance – both financial and educational – to people at-risk for losing their homes.

The Walk will be held on Saturday, February 20th this year. All money raised will go toward the Lexington Rescue Mission’s Homeless Prevention Program, which provides services such as help paying utilities and rent, and budget counseling.

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In 2015, officials say this program helped to prevent 193 families from being evicted, or having their utilities shut off.

“We’re seeing more and more people come through our doors needing help,” said Jim Connell, Executive Director. “We’re hoping this event will help us meet that increased need and will help people stay in their homes and keep their heat, lights and water on.”

The Walk for Warmth registration starts at 9:30 a.m., and the walk will begin at 10 a.m. at Phoenix Park. Participants can trek two miles downtown, raising support for local homeless prevention efforts.

There will be prizes awarded to the individuals and teams who raise the most funds.

Registration costs $25 for anyone over 12. Children 12 and under walk for free.

All participants will receive a lunch donated by Chick-fil-A, and a t-shirt.

 

 

For more information, or to register online, go to WalkforWarmth.com.