MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - On Saturday, a group gathered in Marquette to kick off National Homeless Awareness Week.
They participated in a walk to help shed light on those who are homeless in our community. Before the walk began, a ceremony was held to memorialize six people within the homeless community who recently died.
The walk started from the Berry Events Center parking lot, and went up Third Street to the First Presbyterian Church. At the church, those in attendance met to talk about how to help combat homelessness in our community.
"The people present here not only want to show their sense of compassion for the homeless, but they also want to make others aware so they can help intentionally with the homeless community, and be more mindful of what the homeless needs are in the community," said Nick Cammarata, First Presbyterian Church Pastor.
National Homeless Awareness Week takes place Nov. 16-24, with events happening throughout the week.