Volunteers Urgently Needed to Help with Annual “Don’t Walk By” Effort
WHAT: “Don’t Walk By” is an annual event to help the well-being of New Yorkers experiencing homelessness. It’s organized by the Rescue Alliance, a collaboration of faith-based organizations: City Relief, The Salvation Army Greater New York Division, The Bowery Mission, and Hope for New York.
Over the years, “Don’t Walk By” volunteers have canvassed the streets of Manhattan, meeting over 10,000 individuals and inviting them back to a host site where they can get a hot meal, clothing, basic medical care, and connection to ongoing support. Since the pandemic, that effort has significantly slowed down and now it’s being renewed with a powerful new element: free rides. Individuals will be offered a ride with Uber to one of the locations where a to-go meal and a variety of wraparound services will be offered under canopies outdoors.
Rescue Alliance is asking for volunteers to help with this effort. Volunteers will be required to present either proof of vaccination or a recent negative test during check-in. Volunteers are encouraged to register here: https://www.rescuealliance.nyc/dontwalkby
Saturday, March 26 (Midtown) – Salvation Army GNY Times Square Corps, 315 W 47th Street (using back lot accessed from 48th Street)
Saturday, April 2 (Downtown) – Salvation Army GNY Divisional Headquarters and New York Temple, 120 W 14th Street
Saturday April 9 (Uptown) – Salvation Army GNY Harlem Temple, 540 Lenox Avenue
About The Salvation Army Greater NY Division
An integral part of the community for 132 years, The Salvation Army Greater New York Division operates more than 100 community and social-service programs, serving more than one million people a year, regardless of race, religion, nationality, or sexual orientation. Since COVID-19, it has served over six million meals. For more information, visit salvationarmyny.org.
Banner Image: Homeless Outreach Don’t Walk By Campaign. Image Credit – Salvation Army