WALTHAM, Mass.–RTN Federal Credit Union held its 9th annual Walk Home for the Homeless with nearly 120 walkers, volunteers and staff participating in the 5K Walks, which took place simultaneously in three locations -- Danvers Rail Trail, Dorchester Park and Waltham Common. Each Walk began with an opening program featuring remarks from local officials, and senior executives from the credit union and the Coalition.
Walk Home donations from members, staff, community organizations and business sponsors are collected through the RTN GoodWorks Foundation and donated to help homeless teens and families in Danvers, Dorchester and Waltham, and support the work of the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless and its A Bed for Every Child Program.
So far, more than $19,000 has been raised through Walk Home 2019 and counting. There will be an official ceremony in September to give this year’s Walk Home funds to Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless, the credit union said.
“We are proud that since 2011, Walk Home has donated more than $180,000. This has made it possible for hundreds of children growing up in poverty to have a bed of their own,” says Nicole James, RTN’s SVP-retail services and treasurer of RTN GoodWorks Foundation. “Walk Home demonstrates our Credit Union’s ongoing commitment to support the Mass. Coalition for the Homeless and help the homeless in local communities we serve.”