WE NEED TO WORK TOGETHER TO CREATE BETTER PATHWAYS OUT OF EXTREME POVERTY!
Here are some ways that you can take action and help our movement:
SHARE #WALK4WV ON SOCIAL MEDIA
This is the easiest thing you can do.
Like our page and posts on Facebook and Instagram.
Share our stories on Facebook.
Help us get the word out and raise awareness for issues relating to houselessness and extreme poverty!
CHANGE YOUR ATTITUDE & ACTION
One of the biggest barriers to people experiencing extreme poverty is simply being treated poorly.
Treat people experiencing extreme poverty as human beings. Give them respect and dignity just as you would give to any other person. Stop and talk to them in public spaces. You don't have to hand out cash in order to help them out or make their day better.
Learn more about the systems that hurt them and advocate for change where you can!
WALK WITH US!
You are welcome to walk with Zac at any point during his walk to Charleston. We welcome you to join for any distance - you could walk 50 yards and it counts! Those who walk with Zac will be invited to share any personal stories or knowledge regarding houselessness and extreme poverty to be included on our social media stories.
The best way to do this is to follow our route HERE, then decide about where you'd. like to join up. Once you figure out those details you can email and coordinate with where Zac will be. The best way to do this is to have a driver drop you off, walk, then have them pick you up down the road.
DONATE TO HOUSING
You can support efforts in Morgantown to secure stable housing for houseless individuals through our #Walk4WV fundraising efforts.Learn more about how you can donate on our SUPPORT PAGE.
CONNECT AND VOLUNTEER IN YOUR AREA
Most of our direct service organizations in West Virginia could do. with more energy and resources. The need is growing while most resources made available to these organizations is shrinking. Take some initiative and get involved with local programs and organizations providing direct services for any of these intersectional issues. Form relationships and friendships with people experiencing extreme poverty and with those who work to help on a regular basis.
Building connections is vitally important for finding creative solutions and advocating for larger scale change in our communities and state!
KEEP FOLLOWING AFTER THE WALK
Once the walk is over we are far from done.
We will produce content and interviews with various care and direct service organizations across the state, highlighting intersectional issues and thinking about better solutions.
We will also continue to share stories of people experiencing houselessness and extreme poverty who a re willing to share.
You can submit leads for organizations or individuals that would be able to add to this conversation by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.