Don’t Walk By Homeless Outreach Event Organized by City Relief, The Salvation Army Greater NY Division, The Bowery Mission and Hope for New York: About This Year’s Event With Zack Hodgson, Emergency Svcs Director at Salvation Army GNY


Staten Islander News Organization sat down with Zack Hodgson, Emergency Services Director at Salvation Army GNY. 


Zack answered questions about the annual Don’t Walk By event that occurred on Saturday, February 18th.

This event is looked forward to by all the volunteers and staff members involved.

Guest and volunteer at the dinner event. Image Credit - Salvation Army

Guest and volunteer at the dinner event. Image Credit – Salvation Army

The purpose of the event is to make a connection with those living on the streets.  These people are provided with fresh socks, along with other essential items, and are invited to a hot lunch at the church.  Learn more about the importance of this event and what they offer to these New Yorkers on this day and year-round.

View the video below to see what the Don’t Walk By event looked like in action during the pandemic in 2021:

Banner Image: Don’t Walk By volunteers canvassing the city. Image Credit – Salvation Army



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