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Friendship Place To Host ‘Friendship Walks – A Walk To End Homelessness’ at the National Mall

Executive Director, U.S. Interagency Council On Homelessness, Matthew Doherty and Ward 3 Councilmember, Mary Cheh Among Speakers

Published: Nov 4, 2016 7:15 a.m. ET

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — This Saturday, hundreds of participants are expected to gather on the National Mall for the 3rd Annual Friendship Walks – A Walk to End Homelessness hosted by Friendship Place. The fun, family friendly 1.5 mile event will be emceed by EZ Street from 93.9 WKYS and will include nearly 100 Fannie Mae staff members as well as students from local schools and universities.

This year’s Friendship Walks will feature notable figures in the fight to end homelessness including Executive Director of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness Matthew Doherty, DC Councilmember Mary Cheh and AT&T Maryland, Washington, D.C., & Delaware President Denis Dunn. The event’s headline sponsor is AT&T.

“Friendship Walks is an event for everyone, whether you are someone deeply involved in our cause or just someone looking for a meaningful weekend activity,” says Friendship Place President & CEO, Jean-Michel Giraud. “It looks like we are slated to have great weather, so we invite all to join us.”

The event begins at 10:30 AM on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. To register, visit http://support.friendshipwalks.org or sign up at the event.

Proceeds from Friendship Walks will benefit Friendship Place’s work to address homelessness with innovative programs that empower participants to rebuild their lives. Friendship Place is the region-wide leader in the movement to end homelessness with effective, nationally recognized and award-winning services.

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