Hike for the Homeless This Saturday 

Saturday hikers from all directions will be converging in Bangor.It’s the yearly Hike for the Homeless, to raise money for the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter.Hikers will start at one of four points- in Bangor, Brewer, Veazie and Hampden, and end three to five miles later at the Bangor waterfront, in a symbol of how folks come to Bangor’s homeless shelter from all directions. Organizers encourage each hiker to donate at least five dollars, or raise pledges for more. Last year, the event raised 34-thousand dollars.Executive Director Dennis Marble says the shelter’s needs are ongoing.”We continue to need all the private financial support we can get. Costs have gone up. At the same time, in this economy people are challenged with their own resources, and demand for shelter and shelter services is at an all-time high,” Marble says.The hikes start in Veazie and Hampden at 10, and in Bangor and Brewer at 10:30 Saturday.For a list of starting locations and for more information you can find it online at