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Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania

Ruth's Place Walk for Hope 2024

Ruth's Place, the only 24/7 emergency shelter for women experiencing homelessness in Luzerne County, is hosting its 16th annual Walk for Hope to continue its mission of providing support and hope to women in need.
raised of US$40,000 target
by 16 supporters
Event: Ruth's Place Walk for Hope 2024, on 1 June 2024
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Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania (VOAPA) is a nonprofit organization whose ministry of service is to empower vulnerable communities, families, and individuals through support and resources that lead to health and stability. In Wilkes-Barre, VOAPA operates Ruth’s Place, the only 24-hour-a-day, 7-day-a-week emergency shelter serving women in Luzerne County. Ruth’s Place not only offers emergency shelter, but an environment where women are supported and encouraged. It provides the bricks and mortar for well-being: a safe home, social relationships, healthy food, access to personal hygiene equipment and supplies, and connections to jobs and opportunities to build life skills.

VOAPA is hosting the 16th Annual Walk for Hope, our largest fundraising event to support Ruth’s Place! This year, the festivities will take place on Saturday, June 1, 2024, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre. During the Walk for Hope, each person “walks in the shoes” of people who are experiencing homelessness in our community and empathizes with the challenges they face when seeking help and regaining housing, independence, and hope!

In 2023, Ruth’s Place provided 207 women with nearly 6,500 nights in our shelter. While the nation experienced a 12% rise in homelessness from 2022 to 2023, Ruth’s Place experienced a 32% increase in women seeking shelter locally. As a result, the women who rely on Ruth’s Place need your support more than ever and your help is critical. Your contributions will directly feed, clothe, keep safe, and uplift those we serve during their greatest time of need. Make a donation today!

About the charity

Volunteers of America Pennsylvania provides community-based assistance to vulnerable populations—the elderly, people with disabilities, at-risk youth, veterans, those experiencing homelessness, and those recovering from addiction—to enable them to lead self-fulfilled, independent lives.

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