FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The Walking Home event, formerly known as Homeward Bound, raised money and awareness for people who are homeless in the Fort Wayne area on Sunday.
WANE-TV’s Terra Brantley kicked off the walk at 2 p.m. at Headwaters Park.
Walkers had a moment of silence for Bishop Dwenger student Haley Nellum, who was killed in an alleged drunk driving crash in March, before the walk. Nellum’s family said she walked in the event last year. The Fort Wayne Rescue Mission also presented a photo of Nellum during the moment of silence.
This year, the goal was to attract at least 500 walkers and raise $50,000 to be divided among 10 local organizations so they can continue to help people take steps in the right direction.
City officials say an estimated 2,500 people are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless on any given day in Allen County. To donate to the cause, click here.