LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Area agencies are teaming up to help community members who've lost their home, get back on their feet.
Seven organizations including Lafayette Transitional Housing, the Salvation Army, Family Promise of Greater Lafayette, Mental Health American of Tippecanoe, Habitat for Humanity, Homestead Consulting Services and Rainbow Haven Transitional Housing of Frankfort announced Thursday the ninth annual Homeward Bound Walk.
The walk will be held on Sunday, April 7 at Riehle Plaza, with registration beginning at 1 p.m. and the walk starting at 2 p.m.
The goal of the walk is to raise money to help those in the Lafayette community who have lost their home.
Last year, the walk raised about $45,000. And Director of Lafayette Transitional Housing, Jennifer Layton says the goal this year is $100,000.
"We've got lots of folks in our community who really need our help," Layton said. "Our funding, unfortunately, is decreasing from the federal government, if anybody's watching that and paying attention to that. So we really need our local community to step up and help our local folks."
The First United Methodist Church in West Lafayette is asking for furniture to stock its Furniture Bank for its second annual Furniture Drive.
The furniture drive runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 13. To donate furniture, call (765) 491-1460 or email email@example.com.
Last year the Furniture Bank served about five families a week in our area.
"I don't know why the need it so great, frankly, I just know that it's there," volunteer for the Furniture Bank Jeanne Norberg said. "When you really think about it, a person who goes through a housing crisis of some sort. Losing their housing, they're going to lose their furniture because they have no place to put it."
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