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Many of us have no idea what it's like being homeless, stuck on the street with nowhere and no one to turn to. This Saturday, 'A Walk A Mile in My Shoes' is giving you an opportunity to see things through the eyes of the hungry and homeless.

"There's people who actually had homes, had jobs and because of the economy and losing positions, they're out on the street. A lot of them are mothers with children," said Joan Grover, the communications director for the Reno-Sparks Gospel Mission.

The Reno-Gospel Mission feeds more than 1,000 homeless folks every day.

Obviously, the need is great, so here's how you can help out. This Saturday, you can meet at Java Jungle, near Wingfield Park and walk to the Reno-Gospel Mission on Record Street. That's where many folks in need gather every day for a hot meal.

"They really appreciate it because everything is going to them, it's helping them out. It's for them and it's why we're doing the walk and we would really like the community to come out and give us a hand in this."

'Walk a Mile in My Shoes' starts at 9am at Wingfield Park. It costs $30 to register. It's $25 per person if you have a group of four or more.

For more information, go to www.rsgm.org

Written by Chris Ciarlo

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