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'Walk A Mile in My Shoes' bringing awareness to homelessness

Published: Feb. 11, 2020 at 3:03 PM PST
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The community is encouraged to take part in an event aimed at bringing more awareness to homelessness in downtown Reno.

The Reno-Sparks Gospel Mission's annual

event is happening Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 9AM at Wingfield Park. The walk will start at 9:15AM and will end at the Mission at 355 Record Street.

Along the way, personal hygiene items and socks will be handed out to the homeless and people in need.

“There is a saying that to gain empathy you should walk a mile in someone’s shoes.” said Luis Santoni, Executive Director. “Here is a great opportunity to walk the streets with those who want to make a difference.”

“Snow, rain or shine, we’re going to walk in the cold and along the same sidewalks and streets that our homeless individuals and families walk every single day. Maybe even for a second we can experience what they go through.” he emphasized.

More than 600 people are expected at the event.

Registration is $30 per person or $25 per person for groups of four or more.

For more details or to register, call 775-323-0386, Ext. 16 or visit

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