A 3.1-mile walk in Myrtle Beach sought to raise awareness about homelessness in the area. “The Walk” event took place Saturday morning and also looked to educate the community about New Directions of Horry County, who the nonprofit partners with to help clients and how to get involved. Established in 2013, New Directions works to assist people experiencing homelessness, operating four shelters on the Grand Strand. Saturday's walk started at the New Directions Men’s Shelter at 1005 Osceola Street and continued on Mr. Joe White Avenue, and water and snacks were offered at the men’s shelter. Attendees were encouraged to donate three nonperishable items. Several participants wore matching gray event shirts reading "I walked the walk" and some held signs along the event route. For more information about New Directions, go to helpnewdirections.org.

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