On April 10th more than 50 parishioners from Transfiguration Episcopal Church and Church of Our Saviour both in Silver Spring, their friends and Samaritan Ministry staffers walked up New Hampshire Avenue with a police escort. Walkers encouraged drivers to honk for the homeless and held signs that said, among other things, "Welcome the stranger." This intergeneration walk included three generations of one family from a youth to our oldest walker at 70+ years.
This was the first walk in this year's Empower the Homeless Campaign. If your community would like to join us in raising awarness and support for homeless persons, please contact us.