Homes for Heroes, a nonprofit that offers real estate-related services to military veterans, firefighters and law enforcement officers, will host a 5K run to raise funds to rehabilitate five duplexes that will provide permanent housing for homeless veterans.
Whole Man Ministries is behind the renovation of the duplexes, which are located on Cameron Avenue. There will be two one bedroom units in each of the duplexes.
“What better purpose to run and walk than for our fallen heroes who have give of themselves to make our country better and stronger,” Whole Man Ministries Pastor Barry Washington said of the Running 4 a Purpose 5K. “As they have served us, we have an opportunity to serve them.”
Washington said many have already signed up to run in honor of loved ones. His wife, Co-Pastor Camilla Washington, is running in honor of Pastor Washington, who is wheelchair-bound. Another couple is running together in honor of each other for their seven-year anniversary.
The 5K will be held on Saturday, June 21 and begin near Hanes Park. The registration fee is $30 through May 20 or $35 for those who register from May 21 through June 18. The fee is $40 on the day of the race. The fee for the one mile Fun Run is $10 for kids five through 14 and $20 for those 15 and older.
The Fun Run starts at 8 a.m. The 5K starts at 8:30 a.m. There will be an awards ceremony at 9:45 a.m. Medals and t-shirts will be given to the first 500 registrants.
To learn more or to register, go to www.wholemanministries.com or contact Ms. King-Scales at 336-659-0778.