BENEFITING: REACH COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT INC
Team Running for Shelter will run the 199 mile Hood to Coast relay course in support of Reach Community Development Corporation (reachcdc.org). REACH provides much more than a safe, affordable place to live–they help residents grow personally and professionally while providing solutions focused on stabilizing and enhancing neighborhoods.
Established in 1982 by SE Portland community activists, REACH now owns and operates over 2,100 affordable housing units in Oregon and SW Washington. To address the current housing crisis facing the region REACH has an ambitious 3-year development pipeline, which includes building over 800 new affordable apartments. All of its developments focus on environmental sustainability. Recently, REACH completed the largest multi-family building in North America built to Passive House energy standards.
The Running for Shelter relay team is a group of 12 socially motivated do-gooders with a running problem participating in the annual Hood to Coast relay race in Oregon August 25-26, 2017. This will be the team's 21st running of Hood to Coast which has used the event to raise over $600,000 for nonprofit developers across the country.