For the forth year in a row, I'm part of Enterprise's "Running for Shelter" Team for a 24 hour, 200 mile relay race from the top of Mt. Hood to the west coast of Oregon as part of the annual 1,000 team, intuitively named "Hood-to-Coast." It's incredibly beautiful, way tiring, and because you have to ride in a van with teammates who run a lot and don't shower, it can be most unkind on the olfactory senses.
Enterprise, the team for which we race, is the largest supporter of affordable housing in the country. They were started by Jim Rouse, a developer I studied in college who inspired me to do what I'm doing today. Enterprise has invested more than $10 billion in equity, grants and loans to help build or preserve more than 270,000 affordable rental and for-sale homes to create vital communities, and now, most of the work they do integrates sustainable design! More info at www.enterprisecommunity.org.
This year the Team is raising money for Fordham Bedford Housing Corporation, which owns or manages over 100 properties in the Northwest Bronx, providing safe and affordable housing to over 3,000 Bronx families. Details at http://www.fordham-bedford.org/
I would be grateful for a donation of ANY amount. 100% of your donation is going to SRO and it is tax deductible.
As with last year, I'll send real-time updates during the race via twitter. Add me: @glennsteve.
Thank you very much for your support!
P.S. Picture is me from last year's race looking all reflective as I consider a big-ass hilll I'm about to climb -- in the dark. And, yeah, double-entendre... : )