AFC is joining the March to End Homelessness, organized by Housing Matters. AFC Board Member Jon Showalter took the time to share why the march is so important:
Housing Matters is leading a march on April 1st to bring awareness to those living with homelessness and demonstrate that many, many in our county support having the shelters, support and housing necessary to bring all our unhoused neighbors into a life with dignity as God intended.
All too often the debate is captured by those who repel in fear to the unsettling images of those that live outside in abject poverty, mental illness or addiction. In anger, they insist the failing is the victim's and the solution is to send them anywhere else on God's green earth than stay in the town most of them have called home for years.
The AFC is a sponsor of this march and would be most pleased if you would join us. This Saturday at 9:30 we gather at Calvary Church (please, don’t park at the church) and walk the block over to the march. Join us. Show that Santa Cruz cares about the least of us.
Attached is a link to more detail information about the march. A thousand people on the street does help change the political debate.
AFC Board Member