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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Getting ready to walk for the homeless

MILFORD — There is a kick off meeting for team captains for the for the 19th annual Walk-for-the-Homeless from 7 to 8 p.m. Sept. 2 at Beth-El Center, 90 New Haven Ave.
The walk, to benefit Beth-El Center, is set for Oct. 17.
Registration is at 12:30 p.m. inside the Fowler Building, 45 New Haven Ave., according to a statement.
The walk starts at the Rotary Pavilion in back of the Milford Public Library at 1:30 p.m. and ends at Beth-El Center, 90 New Haven Ave. with refreshments, activities, a raffle, tours, and closing ceremonies, the statement said.
This year, there will be two route options for walkers, a 2 ½ mile scenic route in the Milford Harbor, Fort Trumbull and Milford Center areas or an alternate 1 mile walk around Fowler Field.
Organizers are looking for individual walkers and teams of walkers. Walkers make a commitment to help the homeless and hungry by collecting pledges from family members, friends, and co-workers. Beth-El Center is a 34-bed, 90-day program for homeless individuals and families, the statement said. The soup kitchen serves more than 17,000 meals yearly to residents and members of the community in need and bagged sandwich dinners are now distributed in the evening to members of the community in need, the statement said.
When temperatures are dangerously low, Beth-El Center also operates a "no freeze" emergency homeless shelter, the statement said. For more information, including a registration form, call Maria at (203) 988-8598 or Brenda at (203) 878-9890. Online credit card donations are possible through Click on Make a Donation. In the Message box, indicate Walk donation and the name of the person you are sponsoring, the statement said.
For more information, call Maria Tomasetti, 203-988-8598.



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