Special to the Transcript
On Sunday, February 13, at 8:30 am in Copley Square, Boston, Winthrop resident Bill Schmidt will be participating in the sixth Annual Winter Walk as a member of the Bridge Over Troubled Waters Team to help raise awareness and funds for individuals experiencing homelessness in Boston.
Winter Walk is an initiative that is centered on an annual walk, 2 miles around the streets of the city in February, the coldest month of the year.
Winter Walk is a chance to link arms with those who experience homelessness and to listen humbly to their stories â€“ it is a chance to show them that we care about their lives and to affirm a commitment to do all it takes to ease their struggles.
Bridge Over Troubled Waters (https://www.bridgeotw.org/) is a non-profit organization, founded in 1970 and located in Boston, that supports homeless, runaway, and at-risk youth ages 14-24 with accessible, age-appropriate programming, a safe place to stay, and a path home.
Bridge serves 2,000 youth each year through street outreach, survival aid, healthcare, counseling, case management, education, job development, and housing services.
Bill Schmidt stated, â€œThe mission and work of Bridge Over Troubled Waters are both close to my heart, and through my role on its Advisory Council, I know that the youth served by Bridge have been acutely impacted by the pandemic and economic events of the last year, especially in managing their mental healthâ€.
He continued, â€œNow, more than ever, it is so important to raise support for our community members without a safe place to call home. I hope people will consider supporting me and the Winter Walk Team from Bridge as we raise awareness for youth and other individuals experiencing homelessness on February 13thâ€.
To support Bill Schmidtâ€™s fundraising efforts for Team Bridge at the Winter Walk 2022, his fundraising page is https://secure.qgiv.com/event/winterwalk22/account/1221018/.
Schmidt concluded, â€œWinter Walk is an incredible event that I look forward to each year, and I hope citizens will consider supporting me for the 2022 eventâ€.