The event is Saturday, September 24, from ECHO in Atascadero
ATASCADERO — On Saturday, September 24, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., ECHO will host its 11th annual Long Walk Home event. Long Walk Home is ECHO’s awareness walk for the homeless that represents the walk that people facing homelessness take every day in their search for permanent housing.
Participants will march from ECHO Atascadero to the iconic Rotunda building in the Sunken Gardens and back to ECHO led by the drumming students of the Atascadero Marching Band. After the walk, participants will receive a delicious BBQ meal to take away. New this year are fun activities such as an arts and crafts activity table, a photo booth, and a special appearance from Camp Ocean Pines and some furry friends. Another novelty this year is a table for the donation of lightly used or new and comfortable shoes.
Tickets are $35 per person and included in the ticket price is a commemorative t-shirt. Tickets can be purchased online at ecoshelter.org.
ECHO would like to thank its Long Walk Home 2022 sponsors:
Howard Products, Inc.
Pacific Premier Bank
Astound Business Solutions powered by Digital West
Silver and Bronze Sponsors
Coast Hills Credit Union
Precision construction services
The idler’s house
Corvus Wealth Advisors
Gerber Automotive Services
SESLOC Federal Credit Union
West Bank Community
Don and Elaine Witmer
North County Recycling
West Bank Community
Western Bank of the Pacific
ECHO partners in kind
About the homeless organization El Camino (ECHO)
ECHO’s mission since 2001 has been to empower the people of SLO County to effect positive change by providing food, shelter and support services. ECHO operates two facilities in Atascadero and Paso Robles with a total capacity of 120 beds, including a 60-bed shelter in Atascadero and a 60-bed shelter in Paso Robles, a daily community dinner program and a shower program for the homeless. shelter and families throughout San Luis Obispo County.
A force of 1,500 community volunteers provide auxiliary support to run the shelter program and the meal program which serves up to 80 dinners each night to shelter residents and the homeless population. ECHO also runs a shower program at both facilities that provides hot showers to anyone in need. ECHO provides the homeless population with all necessary toiletries and offers access to clothing, shoes, blankets, sleeping bags and school supplies for children.
For more information, visit ecoshelter.org.