BENEFITING: SOUTHWEST SOLUTIONS INC
ORGANIZER: SOUTHWEST SOLUTIONS INC
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Senior Director of Business Operations at Southwest Solutions, Jenn Reese shares why she's running to support Southwest Solutions' efforts to implement Project Green Light in Detroit's Springwells neighborhood:
Revitalizing Detroit neighborhoods is a marathon effort, but I truly believe that the finish line is in sight! And when I’m running in the San Francisco Marathon on July 23, I will have my hometown of Detroit in mind and will be visualizing the finish line as not only the end of the race but as also the start of so many good possibilities for Detroit.
I work in Southwest Detroit for the nonprofit Southwest Solutions, which is an integral and essential force in helping the area become more successful and vibrant. My Crowdrise campaign raises funds to support Southwest Solutions' public safety initatives in Southwest Detroit. We hope to implement Project Greenlight in two neighborhoods of southwest Detroit where we provide a significant amount of much-needed, high-quality affordable housing. Project Greenlight is a program in partnership with the Detroit Police Department, and it definitely makes a difference to increase public safety, reduce crime, and thus enhance the quality of life for residents.
Participating in the San Francisco Marathon enables me to combine two of my passions: helping Detroit and running. This will be my 9th half marathon, and running across the Golden Gate Bridge can be checked off of my bucket list. I’m planning to run the Detroit full marathon in the fall.