Last weekend, Rachel, Danielle, and I participated in Waco's Annual Walk for the Homeless. Most cities have a 12% poverty rate, but Waco has a 27.6% rate--what?! Thus, the Walk for the Homeless' purpose is to raise funds and awareness about Waco's homeless population. The walk started at Waco's Meyer Center for Urban Ministries, a subset of Mission Waco. We went to five different areas in downtown Waco (about a 1.4 mile walk) and ended up at the Church Under the Bridge with a BBQ celebration of CUB's 17th Anniversary in Waco! Below are some pictures of the day.
The day started at 7:30, which is earlier than I normally have to be ready! Thus, coffee was needed and readily available. ;)
Here I am with Rachel and Danielle before the walk started, right outside the Meyer Center.
The group walking towards our first stop, Compassion Ministries. We had over 300 people participate!
Here Rachel and I are with Mike, one of our CUB regulars. Notice the Van Halen t-shirt? Classic.
I thought this picture was beautiful. This is right outside Waco's Salvation Army.
The walk ended at CUB. Here I am with Bill; can you tell he's a Cowboys fan?!
Group picture with Benny, Cindy, Bill, and Bill's son Andy.
Gratitude Attitude # 25: Waco's Church Under the Bridge. I notice that I always feel 10x happier after going to CUB, and it is due to the positive attitudes of everybody who attend. CUB puts life into perspective and helps me realize the truly important things in life.