April 04, 2016
BENEFITING: ORANGE COUNTY SAFE HOMES PROJECT INC
EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2016
I'll be Running the NYRR MORE/Women's half marathon in NYC on April 17th and I would love to use my personal goal of finishing this run to also raise funds for a local organization, Safe homes of Orange County.
"Safe Homes of Orange County is a private, not-for-profit agency serving as the county's primary agency dedicated to providing confidential assistance directly to survivors of domestic violence, teen dating violence and human trafficking. They create a safe space for those who have been devastated by violence and abuse; a space where victims and their families can reclaim and rebuild their lives. They serve with compassion and dignity, educating and empowering all individuals and families, regardless of race, sexual orientation, socio-economic or religious backgrounds, affected by violence in their homes or relationships. Through their legal assistance services, they help to protect survivors and hold abusers accountable for their violent acts. Their social services liaison program helps to ensure survivors have access to state and federal resources they so desperately need. Politically, they advocate for the development and implementation of victim-sensitive laws, policies and procedures across all systems that impact the safety and recovery of survivors of domestic violence. Creating Safety. Reclaiming Equality. Pursuing Justice."
Having been presented with a few challenges of my own and being able to overcome them would not have been possible without my faith in God. It is because of him that I now focus on good challenges that fill my heart and spirit. One of these is running. However, my personal achievement would have MORE meaning to me if I could also raise money for such a wonderful charity. Therefore, I am asking family and friends to help make this happen by donating to Safe Homes of Orange County. Every bit counts!
"I believe God made for a purpose...and when I run I feel His pleasure"...Chariots of Fire