BENEFITING: Light of Life Ministries
ORGANIZER: Light of Life Ministries
EVENT: Pittsburgh Marathon 2016
EVENT DATE: May 01, 2016
Friends and Family!
For the past few weeks, I've been training for the Pittsburgh Half Marathon while thinking about what charity to run for this year. Last year, I completed the goal of running the race in my father's honor. Many of you helped me raise over $1,000 for the American Heart Association.
This year, I've decided to run the half marathon for the Light of Life Rescue Mission that helps provide food and shelter for the homeless of Pittsburgh.
To date, I have run 184 miles so far for my half marathon training. All of those miles have been outside. Every time I am out in the cold, I can't imagine not having a place to stay for the night.
That is one of the reasons I think Light of Life is special. Everyone who stays in their emergency shelter gets a warm bed for the night, a hot shower, dinner, breakfast, and two opportunities to go to Chapel. Here is a video clip from WTAE interviewing one of their emergency shelter guests: http://www.wtae.com/news/helping-the-homeless-survive-the-night-the-desperate-efforts-of-pittsbugh-shelters/31372434.
Would you consider supporting me as I train to run 13.1 miles for the homeless on May 1st? Your support helps provide food and shelter to those who have nowhere else to go.
My goal is to raise $1,000 for Light of Life.
To donate, click the "Donate" button on the right side of the page.
Thank you for your support!
Light of Life Ministries wrote -
Light of Life is well-known for providing meals and shelter, but offering basic needs is only one aspect of a broader, multi-faceted mission. We aim to transform the lives of those we serve with faith-based counseling, education, and rehabilitation programming designed to provide essential life resources and empower people to become addiction-free, wage-earning citizens, caring parents, skilled employees and lifelong learners.We serve approximately 1,000 unduplicated people each year.
Light of Life provides comprehensive services to the poor and homeless which fall under two main areas: the Recovery Program and Samaritan Ministries. Our Recovery Program delivers a holistic approach to address the root causes of homelessness and poverty, combining housing with addiction recovery, education and career training, life skills, spiritual enrichment, and other vital services. Samaritan Ministries provide critical points of entry for indigent people seeking help for immediate needs including food, shelter and spiritual outreach.
Light of Life aims to help people to:
Stabilize their lives through access to basic needs
Build a foundation for living addiction-free lives
Have access to educational resources
Learn new skills to achieve career goals
Gain self-esteem, self-determination and essential life skills through group and individual counseling
Gain a sense of hope and purpose through Light of Life’s loving, supportive environment
By equipping those less fortunate with tools to overcome poverty and other adversities, Light of Life helps improve the quality of life for the next generation. With functional, caring parents, children have the chance to succeed in school and grow up as healthy, productive citizens. As a result, Pittsburgh communities can grow and prosper.
Here are some of the ways we’ll use the funds you raise:
$2.58 covers the cost of one meal
$40 cover the cost of one night of shelter for one person
$385 covers the cost of one day of programming for our Women and Children’s Program
$1,000 covers the cost of mattresses, pillows, bedding, and towels for the shelter for one year.