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Dreamwalk: A giant leap in helping the city's homeless
By MARGO HORNER
Looking at Jason Weichert, a clean-cut, well-dressed, 22-year-old man, you would never know he used to be homeless.
But indeed, when Weichert was 16, he spent four months living on the street in Federal Way. He owned nothing more than he could carry.
Although his stint with homelessness was brief, the memories remain strong. Today, Weichert volunteers with the South Sound Dream Center, a Federal Way nonprofit with a goal of combating homelessness.
The Dream Center teamed up with Federal Way AmeriCorps members last weekend to host a Dreamwalk, raising money to help the homeless. Local folks supported the cause by walking the track at Memorial Field and donating cash and supplies.
Eighty-five people walked as part of the fundraiser. Organizers raised $5,000 and a mini-van full of supplies.