Day of Homelessness Awareness walk: County, City officials to speak

Monday, 11/15/10 - 2:45 pm

MEDIA ADVISORY: Tuesday 7:00 a.m. Walk for Portland’s first annual Day of Homelessness Awareness


Commissioners Fish, Kafoury and Willer speaking.

Tuesday, Nov. 16, at 7 a.m., at Downtown Chapel Roman Catholic Parish (601 W Burnside), a “Walk of Awareness” begins Portland’s first annual Day of Homelessness Awareness.  The walk concludes with a reception and speeches at 13 Salmon Family Day Center at First Unitarian Church (1034 SW 13th Ave).

This event is sponsored by JOIN’s New City Initiative to raise awareness about the obstacles that people experiencing homelessness face and to encourage local religious leaders to help fight homelessness.


  • 7:00 AM: Arrival at Downtown Chapel; word of welcome and blessing.
  • 7:15 AM: Departure for Walk of Awareness.
  • 8:00 AM: Arrival at 13 Salmon Family Day Center; light reception.
  • 8:15 AM: Remarks from elected officials: City Commissioner Fish, and County Commissioners Kafoury and Willer.
  • 8:20 AM: Brian Heron, Pastor of Eastminster Presbyterian Church, site of Family Warming Center.
  • 8:24 AM: Family from Day Center.
  • 8:27 AM: Faith leaders: David Leslie, Rabbi Michael Cahana.
  • 8:30 AM: Optional tour of Family Day Center.

For more information, contact Rev. Dr. Paul Davis, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Parish Minister for Outreach, 503-449-4969.

St. Stephen's Episcopal Parish: St. Stephen's Episcopal Parish, through St. Stephen's Table, serves a hot lunch on Tuesday and hot breakfast on Saturdays, last year serving 10,000 meals. St. Stephen's is also the home of Operation Nightwatch, offering hospitality at the parish Thursday through Saturday evenings, with other programs including emergency clothing, movies, footcare, and more. 1432 SW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 9720. 503-223-6424