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Hike For The Homeless: How You Can Help

Patch editor will join dozens of others who are hiking on Mount Diablo on Oct. 21 to raise money for Shelter Inc.

Dozens of people will hit the trails of Mount Diablo in a few weeks to help raise money for the homeless.

Shelter Inc. is hosting the 2012 Hike for Shelter on Sunday, Oct. 21. More than 100 participants are collecting donations to raise money for the non-profit organization.

Patch editor David Mills is one of them. You can donate on his page or you can donate to other individuals and teams.

There are four different hikes, all of which start between 8 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. at Macedo Ranch on the Danville side of the mountain.

There is the China Wall Walk that covers 2.4 miles.

The Castle Rock-Little Yosemite Loop is 5.2 miles long.

The challenging Pine Canyon Loop is listed at 8.4 miles.

The demanding one-way summit hike is 6.7 miles. The last two hikes are estimated to take 4.5 hours.

This is the third straight year Shelter Inc. has held this fall hike. The past two years the hike was at the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Both hikes brought in more than $100,000.

This year, Shelter Inc. officials decided they'd organize the event here.

"We said we have a great mountain in our own back yard, so let's do that," said Amabelle Camba, communications director for Shelter Inc.

Participants are urged to sign up no later than Oct. 15.

Tom October 01, 2012 at 09:08 PM
Helping the homeless i all fine and good. Bad times or mental health issues can happen to anyone. I hope some of the funds go to helping people that can get back on their feet do so. It is not possibe with all that are homeless but it is for some. God bless all who help.

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