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Recovery Walks! 2015
Penn's Landing, Philadelphia
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
(See booth map for more information below)
Is there free food?
The only free food at the walk is free water and fruit handed out at the end of the Walk Route.
T-SHIRTS / DONATIONS
Where do I get a free Recover Walk t-shirt?
There are no free Recovery Walk t-shirts. Walkers who have donated or raised at least $50 earn t-shirts. If you would like to make a donation of $50 please proceed to the donations tent and after your donation you will receive a voucher for a t-shirt.
Where can I buy a t-shirt?
T-shirts can not be purchased directly. A t-shirt can only be received with a t-shirt voucher at the t-shirt tent after a $50 donation has been made at the Donation Tent. (See preceding answer above).
Can I make a donation with a credit card?
The best way to make a credit card donation is to go to our websitewww.recoverywalks.org. We will take credit, cash, and checks at the Donations Tent.
Booth 11 You may also get money out of the ATM machine located by the bathroom by the stage. $
Where do I turn in my collected donations?
At the Donations Tent located in the PRO-ACT Village near the upper Chestnut St. Entrance.
Where's a good place to park? Is there free parking?
There is no free parking. If you need to park, there is metered parking along the streets near Penn's Landing. There are also parking lots along Columbus Blvd.; some parking lots charge $15 or more.
Where's the ATM machine?
An ATM $ is located by the bathroom and the First Aid Tent + to the left of the stage (facing the river).
Where's the restroom?
A handicap accessible restroom is located by the lower left of the stage by the First Aid Tent and ATM machine. There is another restroom located in the middle of Zone 1 below the fountain.
Where do I register to walk?
You may register to walk at the Walker Registration Tent, located at the upper Chestnut Street entrance.
Where's the first aid?
The first aid area is located by the lower left of the stage, near the bathroom and ATM machine.
How do I find my team members?
Unfortunately there is no set location for teams to meet, various teams devise ways to meet up. Yours might be reachable by cell phone or word-of-mouth.
Where's the Lost-and-Found?
It's located at the PRO-ACT Tent that is located near the upper Chestnut Street entrance.
What do I do if I am missing a dependent/child?
If you have found a dependent/child that is lost, please bring them to the Frist Aid Tent, located to the left of the stage, and ask to speak with our RN. If someone reports a lost dependent/child please have the person report to the First Aid Tent.
Can you make an emergency announcement about someone?
Only for people under 15 who are lost or separated. If it's a matter of a physical or mental health issue, please go to the First Aid Tent to the left of the stage.
What is the Honor Guard?
The Honor Guard Members are individuals who have 10 or more years of recovery and sobriety. Members of the Honor Guard are honored with Purple sashes and lead the Recovery Walk. If you are eligible to become a member of the Honor Guard, to receive a purple sash as a symbol of your success and participate in leading the walk, please go to the Honor Guard Tent located near Chestnut East on the map.
I'm a volunteer. Where do I check in?
At the Volunteer Tent located in the Chestnut East Section of the Map and down the steps from the Food Vendors.
Where do I pick up my team packet?
At the T-shirt Tent located in the PRO-ACT Village near the upper Chestnut Street entrance.
We came on a bus. Where is our bus picking us up?
Bus services drop-off and pick-up their passengers at the same locations. If you do not remember where your bus dropped you off please go to the information booth located on your map next to Registration for additional assistance.
I'm supposed to have a display booth but I forgot the number?
Please report to the Event Sponsor Check-in Tent located in Zone 1 (one level up from the Delaware River).
Where do I register to become a voter?
At the Voter Registration tent.
If you get a question you can't answer, what do you do?
Refer any questions not listed on this document to the Information Tent that is located in the Registration area near the upper Chestnut Street entrance.
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