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$2,310 raised at 17th Walk Against Hunger and Homelessness

The 17th Annual Walk Against Hunger and Homelessness brought in $2,310 in cash and checks collected for the Northeast Michigan Coalition for the Prevention of Homelessness and Hunger.

The event was held on Saturday, Nov. 2, in Alpena. Twenty-seven walkers participated in the event.

All money collected was from private citizens. There was no solicitation, sponsorship or grant funding, which makes the ratio of money collected per walker (roughly $85.50) even more remarkable, organizer and St. Bernard’s Friendship Room Director Randy MacAulay said in a news release.

The walk was conducted by the Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Committee of the Northeast Michigan Coalition for the Prevention of Homelessness and Hunger. One-hundred percent of the money collected goes into the spendable account of the Hunger and Homelessness Prevention Endowment Fund with the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan. This account can be accessed by any member of the NMCPHH.

Volunteer contributions for the walk came from hosts Kevin and Amy Cedervall of the Salvation Army, Diane Sims for cookies and accounting, Donna MacAulay for cookies, Connie’s Cafe for cookies, St. Bernard’s Friendship Room for water, juice, coffee and fruit, walk permission from Alpena City Hall, and walk banner alternations by Garant’s Office Supplies and Printing.