On Sunday, June 2, you can take meaningful steps to prevent homelessness on Cape Cod and the Islands by taking part in Housing Assistance’s Walk for Hope.
The agency will be holding two walks, one in Hyannis and the other in Falmouth, that will help raise funds for the agency’s prevention programs.
“With the cost of living and housing continuing to rise, many families in our region are one or two paychecks away from becoming homeless,” said Alisa Magnotta Galazzi, CEO of Housing Assistance Corporation. “This year’s Walk for Hope will allow participants to raise awareness of the issue and help address it.”
The Hyannis Walk for Hope will start and end at our Angel House shelter. The Falmouth Walk for Hope will start and end at the Falmouth Village Green. Both walks will consist of 5 miles and kick off with registration at 1 pm. The walks begin at 2 pm.
Participants are encouraged to register in advance and raise funds for Housing Assistance’s homeless prevention programs which provide one-time emergency funds to pay utility bills or rent or mortgage payments so individuals and families can stay in their homes. Last year, Housing Assistance supported 412 households on Cape Cod and the Islands through its homeless prevention funding. Since the program began in 1993, it has assisted approximately 10,000 clients in need.
The walk is ideal for church and community groups, civic organizations, youth groups, and businesses. Individuals and groups interested in participating, can sign up by clicking the appropriate button below or register on-site the day of the walk.
Among those to already sign up for the Walk for Hope is Rabbi Elias Lieberman of the Falmouth Jewish Congregation as well as several of its members. “Falmouth Jewish Congregation feels privileged to support the Walk for Hope and the vital work of Housing Assistance Corporation,” Rabbi Lieberman said. “When we join the Walk for Hope this year, our feet will be praying a prayer of action and commitment to help address the housing needs on Cape Cod.”
Help Spread the Word!
With your help, this can be a great community event that makes a difference in the lives of our neighbors in need. It starts with awareness so please invite your friends, family, and colleagues to our Facebook events:
Hyannis Walk for Hope Facebook Event (click here)