What is HomeWalk? HomeWalk is United Way of Greater Los Angeles’ annual 5K Run/Walk to end homelessness. Each year, thousands of Angelenos come together to do their part by fundraising and spreading the word that homelessness is a solvable problem. This year’s HomeWalk is on Saturday, November 15th and our goal is to recruit 15,000 participants that will raise $1.2 million to end homelessness in 2014. Why HomeWalk? Los Angeles is the homeless capital of the nation. Over the past 7 years, HomeWalk has mobilized 50,000 walkers, raised $4 million and moved 14,000 people into housing. 100% of proceeds from the event go back into the community, supporting effective strategies to end this crisis. How Can We End Homelessness? The number one reason for homelessness is loss of a job. With our region’s unemployment rate at an all-time high, it’s not surprising that we’ve become the homeless capital of the nation. The policies and solutions United Way advocates, such as permanent supportive housing and rapid rehousing, have a 43% cost savings for taxpayers with an 85% success rate when it comes to keeping people off the streets. That’s why United Way’s five-year action plan to end chronic and veteran homelessness is called Home For Good. To learn more, visit: www.unitedwayla.org/home-for-good. HomeWalk is an opportunity for all Angelenos to come together to raise funds and awareness while building a brighter future for our community. Join us today by registering, donating or volunteering! Together, we can end homelessness once and for all. Register To Walk and Fundraise Register online and start fundraising to help our homeless neighbors. We look forward to walking with you!
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