Union Gospel Mission and other agencies that help the homeless population of the Inland Northwest will hold “A Hand Up for the Homeless” this Friday, October 10 in the atrium at River Park Square in downtown Spokane.
The event will give community members a chance to learn about services available to homeless individuals and families in the region. They'll be able to add to an interactive art piece commemorating World Homeless Day as a reminder of the people in need of safe shelter and the local community groups that help them get off the streets.
Participants will also receive samples and suggestions of things they can give to panhandlers that will be more helpful and lasting than spare change.
Other participating human services agencies include: