Thank you for changing the face of homelessness this year!

Thank you for getting your exercise on at Walk for Hope & Fun Run 2021. Your participation made the difference and helped raise more than $35,000 to provide warm meals and beds to our homeless neighbors!
Along with 350 other walkers and runners, you were also part of the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new UGM facility. Your support on such a historic day will continue to make a difference through UGM’s life changing services for years to come.
Thank you for changing the face of homelessness, one story at a time!


Featured Community Booths

Hope Station

Habitat for Humanity

More booths will soon be listed…

All proceeds from this event support UGM’s life changing programs.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

You were witness to, as an attendee of Walk for Hope, our historic ribbon cutting ceremony, as Union Gospel Mission of Salem prepared to officially open the new Men’s Mission at 777 Commercial Street.  

This day, which is one that has long been in the making, will be marked for years to come as the moment our community took another step toward rewriting stories of defeat to stories of triumph, forever changing the face of homelessness

Changing the face of homelessness...

one story at a time.

Sponsoring this Event

Presenting Sponsor

Hope Sponsors

Community Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors

Walk for Hope FAQs

Can I bring my dog?

Yes! As long as your furry friend is leashed and friendly toward others, they are welcome to join.

Can I ride my bike on the course instead of walking or running?

Currently, our route is not set up for biking, but that is a consideration for the future!

Is this event timed?

Typically yes. This year however, we will not have a timed event. You are welcome to time yourself though!

Do I need to wear a face mask?

UGM follows all CDC and State of Oregon mandates for Covid-19 safety. We will continue to stay up to date as the event draws near. We ask that you remain flexible and willing to follow guidelines while you’re at UGM events.

Can I register now and pay later?

Unfortunately, no. Our system is not set up to take “IOU’s.” If you’re currently unable to make payment and are wanting to sign up, please contact Hannah at

What do I get with my registration fee?

We’re so glad you asked! Each registrant gets a free goody bag with UGM swag, local coupons, giveaways from sponsors, a snazzy T-shirt, and more. You will also get to join us for lunch and the historic Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for our new Men’s Mission!

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