The 4th annual Walk for Warmth started with 15 brave souls leaving Wesley House (501 Sixth St, B’klyn) at 7:00 AM on October 8th 2017. One of the 15 was 8 year old Sowazi (Waz) Datillo, the youngest walker ever to join us. We headed to Flatbush Avenue and then to the Brooklyn Bridge. The weather was warm but wet. By the time we reached the first stop in the financial district of Manhattan, we were a little water logged. We met up with Ed Casey there.
All of us realized that we would eventually go home and dry out; not true for the homeless.
Then we prepared for the second leg of the journey along the east side of Manhattan. Dr Jayakummar and her group of friends made an excellent go of it. Lorna, Kathy, Latisha, Paris, Xenia, Dianne, Donna, Tariq, and the two Michaels rounded out the troupe.
Most of us made it to lunch in sight of the Queensboro Bridge and we were feelin’ groovy.
After lunch, we crossed to Queens and proceeded to trek back through Hunter’s Point and Long Island City to Brooklyn for a refreshment stop in chic Williamsburg. A few of us dropped out but eventually the remainder of the intrepid group made it back to Wesley House.
Jody for The Sleeping Bag Project NYC