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Hike for the Homeless: Bryan's Story

Bryan Nadeau credits Bangor's homeless shelter with giving him the push to get back on track.

BANGOR (NEWS CENTER MAINE) — The 2018 Hike for the Homeless is this Saturday, April 8. It's the 23rd year of the hike and proceeds benefit the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter.

Money raised will help run the shelter and help steer people onto a better path, including Bryan Nadeau.

You can find Nadeau helping out in the shelter's kitchen. He has been staying at the homeless shelter for the last two months after a family argument that left him without a place to live.

With the snow melting away, he’s looking to get a construction job to support himself. The first hurdle: passing his driver’s test next week.

Nadeau credits Bangor's homeless shelter with giving him the push to get back on track.

"I’m gonna keep on the path I’m doing. I’m not gonna let anything interfere with what's going on right now," Nadeau said. "I’ve actually accomplished more than I did in the past."

His ultimate goal is this: "I want my kid back in my life. She used to be my little sidekick. We went everywhere together. It was awesome."

The hike will depart from Bangor High School, Brewer High School, Hampden Academy and the Sports Arena in Hermon.

All hikers will converge on the Bangor waterfront near the Sea Dog for lunch and raffle prizes, as well as an opportunity to learn more about the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter.

For more information about the hike visit Hike for the Homeless website

For more information about the homeless shelter visit Bangor Area Homeless Shelter website