BENEFITING: AHIMSA House, Inc.
We’re four friends running on a mission. We’re dividing up the Atlanta Marathon and dedicating all the profits (and merits!) to Ahimsa House, a nonprofit shelter for women and animals of domestic abuse. This is a local Atlanta charity so the benefits will especially be felt right here at home. Often pets are caught in the crossfire or aftermath of an abusive domestic partnership. This is an oft overlooked tragedy of domestic abuse: Animals are harmed in absence of the female. Victims of domestic abuse are afraid to leave because of what may come of their beloved animals or inability to take care of them. Ahimsa House (which means “nonviolence” in Sanskrit) provides a shelter for such beloved animals caught in domestic abuse situations as well as a resource for women to remove themselves and their loved ones from such situations. We would appreciate if you could contribute whatever you can to our relay team as all proceeds will be donated to this wonderful organization. No amount is too small! (A link to Ahimsa House follows: http://www.ahimsahouse.org/)