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Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community
Take steps to end homelessness with EUMA at the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community! Support the work of Our Neighbors' Place Seasonal Shelter.
Date: Saturday, May 30
Registration: 7:45 a.m.
Walk Step-off: 9:00 a.m.
Location: Presque Isle State Park, Beach 11
The Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community is a 5K (or optional 1 mile) walk presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield to benefit local charities. Individuals and teams who sign up to walk with EUMA will be supporting the work and mission of Our Neighbors' Place Seasonal Shelter (ONP). 100% of money raised by EUMA walkers will benefit ONP - a community effort ensuring everyone has a warm, safe place to sleep during Erie’s winter season.
Step 1: Register at http://hcf.convio.net/euma. It's free!
Step 2 (suggested): Gather friends and family to create a team. It's more fun to walk with others AND you will have a greater impact on this vital ministry.
Step 3: Ask others to support your walk. Donations can be made online (you'll get a personal fundraising page during the registration process) or collect money to turn in at the Walk (or before to the EUMA administrative office).
A project of the faith community, Our Neighbors' Place Seasonal Shelter operates on a rotating basis among several downtown Erie churches every two weeks during the winter season. Guests are provided two simple meals, the opportunity to shower, a place to sleep, chaplain services and are introduced to available homeless services. During the 2018-19 season, 5,890 bed nights were provided to 342 homeless men and women, and 35 individuals were moved from homelessness to a permanent home of their own.