Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Hike for Homeless (H4H 2015)

Event Date: October 3rd 2015, 1:00PM
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Join Us for our "Hike for the Homeless 2015". We will be meeting across the street from Hard Rock Cafe in Downtown Dallas (park at an all day lot). Please bring a donation of any of the following that will be distributed to the Dallas Homeless during the hike: Bundle of Socks (new), Gloves, Coat (used or new), Rain Gear (used or new).

We will meet in the courtyard across the street from Hard Rock Cafe and then take a 4-5 mile hike that will take us through parts of downtown and through an area where we can deliver the donations to the homeless. Afterward we may stop by the Iron Cactus or one of the nearby restaurants for a refreshing beverage or a bite to eat.

Note: The group will not be officially meeting at Hard Rock Cafe this year but you may arrive early to eat at one of the local restaurants. However, we will be starting the hike at 1PM with no exceptions. Also, bring what you can carry. We encourage you to collect from work, church, friends and family but you may want to leave large donations in your vehicle to drop off after the hike. The more donations the better! Please feel free to share this event with others but ask them to RSVP so that we have an accurate count.

PARKING: You should park in a parking lot that is all day parking, there is parking under the bridge near our meetup location and on the opposite side of the highway for West End. There is a parking garage for Hard Rock Cafe just be sure you avoid parking at The House Condos. The entrance to the HRC garage is on the west side of the building. I had an issue with the parking receipt when I was there recently but it was quickly resolved. I am told the first two hours are free. We cannot wait for anyone to re-park their vehicles this year so please pay close attention to the towing signs and parking signs and the hours of parking. Do not park at meters as they will run out before we return and you may be ticketed. We are not responsible for tickets or towed cars. Hide all valuables in your car.

YouTube Video of past DFWA Charity Events
Hard Rock Cafe (Dallas) / DFWA Hike Map
Near: 2211 North Houston Street (South end of Victory Park)
Exact Location: N 32 47.051' W 96 48.508'

Participants should bring:
- Donation for Homeless (see above).
- Cash for all day parking (near) HRC.
- Cash for food / drinks and tips.
- Water, Snack (apple slices, clif bars).
- Weather appropriate Clothing.
- Comfortable Shoes (may want gel inserts).
- Camera (water proof bag if rain).
- Wear something that is bright for visibility to traffic.
- Surgical Gloves for protection (Color: White)

Highly Recommended:
- Whistle and Compass, Printout of Map
- Flashlight and Small first aid kit.
- 2 way radio w/ NOAA Alerts (Set to channel 5, code 0).
- Leave watches, rings and valuables at home.

Costs to Participants:

- Parking, Food, Drinks and Tip. (Gratuity may be included)
- Coat or Warm Blanket to be donated to homeless.
Notice: Organizer not responsible for tickets, fines or health issues.


Difficulty (1:Easy - 5:Hard): Rated 2-3 depending on weather.
Length of Event: 4-5 miles, 4-6 Hours.
Environment: Traffic, Construction, Paved, Possible Weather.
Parking: Unsupervised, Lock and Hide Valuables.

Additional Information:

World Homeless Day will occur soon after our H4H Event:

WHD 2013: http://www.worldhomelessday.org

My family and I plan to create purple ribbons for participants to purchase by check for ($10 or $20) made out to "The Bridge" that you can personally give to a staff member at The Bridge when we arrive. Include your email address on the memo line.

For those who have family or friends who would like to donate but are unable to participate in the hike, they can write a check to "The Bridge" for ($10 or $20) for you to deliver. You will receive a purple ribbon for each check and can wear it during the hike to later give to them as a token of appreciation.

The Bridge: http://www.bridgenorthtexas.org

Thank you everyone for your awesome support! This event gets bigger each year and I am so excited to see everyone participating in an event that I feel so strongly about. DFWA

Event Plan:
- Meet at courtyard (sidewalk) across from Hard Rock Cafe.
- You will be assigned a group with a captain.
- Hike through downtown with breaks at parks.
- Restrooms will be available at Train Station and Iron Cactus.
- Eat at Iron Cactus, Event ends return to cars.

Please only RSVP if you truly feel that you can attend.
Please no photos, videos or tagging of organizer.
Questions: Ask for "Mother". (DFWA Organizer)

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