Two years ago I started working as Manager of Accounting and Finance for Light of Life Rescue Mission in Pittsburgh. It is a real blessing to me to be a part of an organization that is committed to helping people get their lives back on track. Back in 2009 I was doing great, working as Associate Executive Director of Shenango Presbyterian SeniorCare and in the best shape of my life. I had just set a new 10K personal record time. Then things fell apart: I had a bad accident, almost died, went through depression, and lost my job. Over the past 6 years God has been working in my life, preparing me and leading me to Light of Life. My story isn't that different from the men and women we serve. All it takes is a bad decision and things spiral downward. Their situation can feel hopeless. However, we can provide hope where it was missing. Light of Life Rescue Mission provided over 190,000 meals last year along with counseling, education and employment preparation services for men, women, and children in the Pittsburgh area.
Over these past 6 years I had not run very much until last year. But perservering through hip pain, I ran in the 5K as part of the Light of Life team for the 2015 Pittsburgh Marathon. My goal was to raise $2,000 to help Light of Life come alongside men and women who need a second chance. I ended up raising $3,870 with support from many wonderful and caring people. Thiis year I am committed to doing more. I am running as part of a marathon relay team and hope to raise more money to help more people. Will you please help me? Your gift of any amount through this Crowdrise page will touch many lives for good.
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