BENEFITING: LIVING Ministry Incorporated
ORGANIZER: LIVING Ministry Incorporated
EVENT: 2018 Pittsburgh Marathon
EVENT DATE: May 06, 2018
One of my first intimate encounters with homelessness was during my daily commute to my first job in downtown Pittsburgh. I would pass a homeless man every morning, and noticed that the majority of people completely ignored him and kept walking. While I knew that I didn't have the financial resources to help this man, I could at least stop and talk to him and ask him how he was doing. Eventually, we knew each other by name and greeted each other each morning. Sometimes I was able to give him some food support, and sometimes I just shook his hand and told him God loved him. I wanted him to felt known and loved. One of my bosses eventually witnessed me doing this and was very surprised that I had a homeless friend!
I am raising money for LIVING Ministry through the Marathon 5k because I believe in the tangible and spiritual impact they have on the homeless community in Pittsburgh. Every single dollar matters and will help end homelessness in Pittsburgh. I have lots of great giving incentives planned for this year so stay tuned!
Last year we raised over $35000 through the marathon, and this year our goal is $45,000. All contributions are fully tax-deductible, and will greatly help our efforts to run homelessness into the ground!