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February 19th: 16th Annual Homelessness Marathon Taking Place in Brattleboro

The 16th Annual Homelessness Marathon will be taking place on Wednesday, February 19.  The Marathon has previously been broadcast from places such as Detroit, Kansas City, and Mississippi, and this year will be live from Brattleboro, Vermont. The Homelessness Marathon’s mission is to raise consciousness about homelessness and poverty in America and around the world. More from

The broadcast also takes calls, so people living in their homes can talk with people living on the streets.  It will originate from in front of the First Baptist Church of Brattleboro, at 190 Main St. The First Baptist Church provides the space for Brattleboro’s overflow shelter, operated by the Brattleboro Drop-In Center.  A few years ago, the church sold its prize possession – a Tiffany stained glass window – so that it could continue its mission, including its service to the poor. The 16th Annual Homelessness Marathon will start at 7 p.m., EST. Wednesday, February 19th and will run for six hours until 1:00 a.m. Its audio signal will be available for free to all radio stations over the Public Radio Satellite System, the Pacifica Ku-band and Pacifica’s Audioport. Live video of the broadcast will be carried by Free Speech Television (FSTV), starting at 8:00 p.m., EST on Feb. 19th. FSTV has channel 9415 on the Dish Network and channel 348 on DirecTV as well as a webcast. The broadcast is being hosted in Brattleboro by community radio WVEW-LP, 107.7 FM

For more information, contact Jeremy Alderson at 607-546-2084.

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