The 2014 Homelessness Marathon -
Wednesday February 19, 2014
The 16th Homelessness Marathon is available for rebroadcast
April 6, 2009, Philadelphia, PA - Cheri Honkala is profiled as a "homeless hero" for helping to organize America's poor. (Honkala is a member of the Homelessness Marathon's board)
May 12, 2009, San Rafael, California - Stephen "Walker" Bonspille doesn't see
himself as a hero, but others seem to disagree. Though homeless, he
was given an American Red Cross Heroes Award, for his "everyday heroism" in
helping other homeless people. http://www.marinij.com/
May 16, 2009 - On any given night, only a very small percentage of homeless veterans, often called "homeless heroes," have beds available to them.
December 16, 2009 - Faron Hall, a homeless man, was honored by the City of
Manitoba and also by a Taiwan-based group for saving two people, in two separate incidents, from drowning in an icy river.
April 24, 2010, New York City - Hugo Alfredo Tale-Yax, a homeless man wounded
while saving a woman from a knife-wielding attacker, is left to bleed to death
in a New York City street. http://www.foxnews.com/us/
May 2, 2010, Portland, OR - A homeless man fights off a thief trying to rob a
store (video). http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/
July 8, 2010, El Paso, Texas - Gustas Bozarth, a homeless man, won praise for
braving driving rain and high winds to rescue an American flag that had been
brought down by the storm. http://www.foxnews.com/us/
October 15, 2010, USA - On any given night, an estimated 6500 female veterans
are sleeping in cars, shelters or on the streets. http://www.oprah.com/
October 25, 2010, Florida, Seventh grader, Zach Bonner, is hailed for walking
thousands of miles to help homeless people. http://uspoverty.change.org/
November 19, 2010, London, England - Adan Abobaker, who is homeless, jumped into the Thames to save a young woman from drowning. While he was rescuing her, someone stole his clothes on shore.
November 25, 2010, Tempe, AZ - Dave Talley, a homeless man who found $3300 in
cash and returned it to its rightful owner, ate his Thanksgiving dinner in a homeless shelter despite having received gifts that would enable him to eat elsewhere. http://www.kpho.com/news/
December 1, 2010, Scotland - Keith McGregor, who is homeless, rushed into a
burning building and saved a deaf man who had not been able to hear the fire
alarm going off. http://www.thesun.co.uk/
December 13, 2010, Burlington, VT - Mike Buchanan, a homeless man, tackled a
mugger who had stolen a purse and held him until police arrived. Beth Danon, the intended victim, said her passport and "everything" was in her purse, calling Buchanan, "My hero."