Walk a Mile in My Shoes
On April 8, 2018, members of the community of Fayetteville, Arkansas, gathered at the Seven Hills Homeless Center for a mile-long march to raise awareness on the rising living costs combined with the increasing homeless population. The march was titled, "Walk a Mile in My Shoes", as the route was one of the most common that the homeless in Fayetteville are forced to walk, from the shelter to the town center. The co-operation, empathy and love displayed by the community was staggering. Both homeless and non-homeless participated. The march was in large part hosted by Seven Hills Homeless Center, a local homeless shelter that often finds themselves between a rock and hard place when it comes to sufficient funding and manpower. This march not only raised awareness of the situation, but also what was being done by the city and Seven Hills to address it and the obstacles they were facing.
They City of Fayetteville is facing an epidemic of an increasingly more expensive standard of living and an exploding homeless population. It's impossible to walk downtown without seeing at least a handful of homeless on the street. Some are happy, others, like the woman pictured above, are desperate for change. Organizations such as Seven Hills are fighting every day for this change. If you feel moved to help, you can click here to donate to Seven Hills Homeless Center and come alongside them as they fight for equal opportunity in standards of living.