Posted: Aug 9, 2012 4:14 PM by Callie Eike - Q2 News
Updated: Aug 9, 2012 4:53 PM
BILLINGS - More than 30 people walked today to raise awareness about child homelessness.
The walk begins at the Women and Family Shelter and ended at Pioneer Park. Nearly 50% of homeless guests at the Montana Rescue Mission's Women and Family Shelter are under the age of 18.
Two young ladies working with the MRM for the summer decided they wanted to do something that would increase the level of information about the growth of Montana homelessness.
"I didn't ever really understand how much homelessness was an issue with children," said MRM summer volunteer Jami Jacobson. "Working with this program has really shown me how many kids there are that need help education wise."
The next event that will help out the Montana Rescue Mission is the Hopefest Billings Bed Race on September 8th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
To be involved you must pick up a free of charge twin-size bed from Mattress Land USA and turn it into a "bed on wheels" for the race.
After the race the beds will be donated to the MRM.
The registration deadline is August 31st, and you can register at any MRM Bargain Center Store or at Mattress Land USA. The entry fee for a 5 person team is $250