Hike for the Homeless Planned 

The folks with the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter are taking to the streets later this month to help the homeless, and they’d like you to come along.They are holding their 14th annual Hike for the Homeless and it’s two weeks away. They used to hike up Mount Katahdin to symbolize the hardship of being homeless, but three years ago, they decided to take their message to the streets, so they can get more people involved.They’ll start at four different locations, in Bangor, Hampden, Brewer and Veazie, then everyone will end up at the Bangor Waterfront.Shelter Executive Director Dennis Marble hopes this will get people thinking about the homeless in our community, and about ways to solve the problem. “This event is truly about saying homelessness exists we have needs in a facility in this community, we don’t have all the answers yet but let’s get together and have the conversation. Maybe we’ll figure out a better one.”More than 600 people were homeless in the area last year.Again, the Hike for the Homeless is Saturday, April 18. To register or to get more information call 947-0092.