An estimated 900 hikers raised about $130,000 at Edwin Warner Park Saturday for a local agency that helps the homeless.
The 13th Annual Hike for the Homeless is one of two signature events held by Safe Haven Family Shelter, whose work to house, support, empower and advocate for the homeless has an emphasis on families. 
“With Nashville becoming the it city, affordable housing continues to dwindle,” said Rachael Wilkins, development director for Safe Haven. “Even if a family is making a living wage, it is difficult with the cost of housing rising in our city, We are seeing a lot of families coming to Safe Haven who are experiencing homelessness for the first time.”
Saturday’s hike wasn’t competitive and offers two trails to choose from. No entry fee was charged, relying on donations with many participants creating teams to raise money and solicit donations.
The estimated $130,000 raised was $10,000 more than the goal set by organizers and …
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