Inaugural Chicken Walk, Ending Homelessness One Leg At A Time

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- You have a chance to do more than just stare at the homeless living on the street.  You can help them by attending this year's Bojangles Chicken Walk.

The walk benefits the Interactive Resource Center; which is a day resource center for people experiencing homelessness.  The facility includes showers, laundry facilities, a barbershop, phone bank, day room, computer lab, medical clinic, edible gardens and more.

Amy Murphy, the organizer of the event, joined WFMY News 2's Tracey McCain on the Good Morning Show to talk about the Chicken Walk and how it will help people in need.

"Over 200 people a day come through the doors of the IRC," explained Murphy.  "People can get job help, benefits help or even see a doctor."

We also heard from one man who receives help from the IRC about how the center helps him. 

"I got evicted from my apartment and that's how I became living on the street," said Doug Hancock.  "I really like this place because they treat you like a person and not like a number or anything.  The stereotype is that we're alcoholics or drug attics and it's really not that for a lot of us.  Because the economy is bad is more or less what did it."

The Inaugural Chicken Walk, Ending Homelessness One Leg At A Time is on Saturday, November 16th at 8:00 a.m.  The 2 mile walk starts at Center City Park in Greensboro.  It costs $20 per person.  You can register online on the IRC's website or by clicking here

WFMY News 2

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