Marilyn Cooper's Thanksgiving Day 5K run for D.C.'s homeless
Avi Kumin & Isabel Friedenzohn
Hydro Designs, Inc.
Rebecca Boggs & Mike Wenthe
David Harris & Megan Draheim
Ellen and Zachary
Shortly before Thanksgiving n November of 2015, my family home in West Virginia burnt to the ground. This raised my awareness of how important it is to have a stable safe home and that having a home is an enormous blessing. In spring of 2016 I did a yogathon to raise money for The House of Ruth, an organization that provides housing and supportive services to women and children who are homeless as a result of domestic violence. I was thrilled to eventually raise more than $5000.00 for the organization. Many of you sponsored my yogathon, thank you so much. As a follow-up, this year I am participating in SOME’s Thanksgiving Day Trot for Hunger on November 23rd.
SOME's Trot for Hunger is a 5K run and family walk held on Thanksgiving Day to benefit the homeless and poor in Washington, DC. The Trot provides essential support for SOME's programs for the poor and homeless and helps ensure that hungry District residents have a hot meal on Thanksgiving Day and every other day of the year.
We all know that there are many adults and children in our community who are hungry and homeless. Unemployment and a lack of affordable housing have led to a significant increase in the number of homeless families.
You can help me support people in need by making a tax-deductible contribution in my name or by registering to participate in this year's Trot for Hunger. Your support makes a world of difference in the life of a child or adult in need.
SOME (So Others Might Eat) has been serving the homeless and poor in Washington, DC for 47 years. SOME began as a tiny soup kitchen and now provides more than 1,000 meals to hungry people each day. In addition, SOME provides clothing, medical care, job training, affordable housing, programs for the elderly and other services that empower individuals to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty.
Learn more at www.some.org.
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