Las Vegas Rescue Mission’s 8th Annual ‘Walk a Mile in My Shows’ Fundraiser

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By: Megan Way | Photos by Gerardo Hernandez
On the morning of September 28th, participants of the 8th Annual Las Vegas Rescue Mission (LVRM) ‘Walk a Mile in my Shoes’ walked down Bonanza Rd. from the Las Vegas Review Journal to the LVRM headquarters to benefit homeless and shelter initiatives. At the LVRM headquarters participants could tour the facilities, learn about the community needs and the service the Mission offers. Before going back to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, volunteers also packaged a sack lunch for someone in need.
According to a 2019 survey by Help Hope Home, in Southern Nevada alone, an estimated 13,871 individuals and community members will experience homelessness. “The Las Vegas Rescue Mission provides support and services to underprivileged individuals in need of safe shelter, meals, long-term rehabilitation programs and counseling,” said Heather Engle, CEO of the LVRM.
Walkers were also encouraged to participate in the “Extra MILE” challenge by creating their own fundraising page and raising proceeds leading up to the event. Those who raise $250 by September 6 will be entered in a raffle to win two tickets to the Las Vegas Golden Knights versus Colorado Avalanche pre-season game.