BRADENTON, Fla. – There are more than 400 homeless children living on the suncoast and this weekend many gathered in an attempt to change that.
The walk called 'Walk a Mile in Their Shoes' aims to bring awareness to the issue of homeless children in Bradenton and Sarasota.
According to the 'Suncoast Partnership To End Homeless' there are more than 2,000 homeless people living in the Sarasota/Bradenton area. Of that 2,000 more than 400 of the homeless are children.
Turning Points is an organization that helps homeless families get back on their feet.
Formerly homeless attendee at the event, Jacki Love, said "About a few years ago when I was pregnant with my son we were homeless and living in a tent and they helped us...I moved up in my job and I'm now a front end supervisor at my job! I moved up two positions so a lot of things are really moving up for us!”.
Organizers call the homeless issue on the suncoast an epidemic.