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(Utica, NY) – The Rescue Mission of Utica is hosting its 9th Annual Walk a Mile in My Shoes event on Saturday, February 1, 2020.   What would you do if for some reason you suddenly lost everything? You’ve lost your savings and your treasured possessions are all gone. You have no one to turn to for help. You are homeless, hungry, alone and just hurt emotionally. Where would you go? What would you do?

Today… more than ever, people are dealing with these issues and thankfully they can turn to the services of the Rescue Mission of Utica.  Please help raise awareness of homelessness and hunger while supporting a most worthy cause.  For just one day, let’s walk a mile in their shoes…

Registration begins at 10:00am at the Westminster Moriah Olivet Presbyterian Church (across from Hanna Park).  The walk begins outside City Hall at 11:00am.  The registration fee for Individual Walkers, is $25,
Registration for Teams (Business/Church/School/Other) is $15 per person for groups of 10 or more.  Registration includes “Walk a Mile in My Shoes” event tee-shirt and goodie bag, along with food and beverage.
Top fund raiser awards will be given to the two top teams.  We encourage you to involve your family and friends by asking them to sign up to walk with you or make a contribution to your efforts through a pledge. To guarantee that you will have a correct t-shirt size, it is recommended that you pre-register by January 24, 2020.

You may register as an individual walker on our web page uticamission.org or download, print, complete, and mail or bring in the Registration/Pledge form to: Rescue Mission of Utica – Attention: Walk a Mile – 293 Genesee Street, Utica NY 13501.  For more information, call Cathy Hardy at 315-735-1645, ext. 2102.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Susan Woods at Susan.Woods@uticamission.org or (315) 735-1645 ext. 2115. We hope to see you there!

Founded in 1890, the Rescue Mission of Utica is a faith-based nonprofit, multiple-service, charitable organization serving Utica and the Mohawk Valley 24:7 and 365 days a year.  Visit uticamission.org, for more information or to make a donation.

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