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Lift A Life 5K Run/Walk
Sat, Sep 20, 2014
About This Activity
The Norristown Hospitality Center serving Montgomery County provides food and shelter while empowering residents and their families in the face of hardship. We "Lift A Life" one person at a time with the goal to provide immediate assistance through our services, while facilitating growth and promoting independence so patrons no longer require assistance. Below are a few more facts about how we serve the county:
We are the only ministry in Norristown that provides breakfast 6 days a week. ??In 2013 we served over 23,000 breakfasts. We don't only serve the homeless community. We have many clients that, in order to make ends meet, come eat here and go off to work.
We provide social services and addictions counseling free and without an appointment to the community 6 days every week. In a day our staff and volunteers may see about 80 people on average who are seeking shelter or services at the Center. Services include: showers, phone, fax, copies, mail contracts (if they don't have their own address), toiletries and food baskets, lockers, optional devotions, counseling.
?We get absolutely NO government funding. Everything we serve is donated, and everything we do is funded by donations or foundations.
??Poverty is complex. We are seeing more and more members of the middle class fall into poverty, due to the job and housing crisis. The Norristown Hospitality Center offers hope. Please join our "Lift A Life" 5K Run/Walk where all proceeds will go directly to serving those facing hardship.
Event details and schedule
This is a rain or shine event .
9/17/2014 - Online registration closes at 11:59pm
9/20/2014 - Day of registration starts at 7:30am - 8:30am
Amenities: T-shiirts will be provided to those who have registered by September 5th, "goodie" bags, & refreshments, plenty of parking, course maps will be provided at the registration table, time clock at the finish line and instant results. No refunds or mailed awards. Results will be posted on www.pretzelcitysports.com in 1-2 days.
Location/Registration: Starts across from Norristown Area High School which is 401 N. Whitehall Road entrance of the Farm Park. Park at the high school. Please arrive by 8am to pick up your amenities.
Bring a "Yellow Bag" item to donate to be entered in our race day raffle!
What's a yellow bag? On race day, for each container of dry milk powder, styrofoam cups (8oz), non-dairy powdered creamer, coffee (ground, regular), or 5lb bags of sugar you bring in, we will enter you into a drawing! Additionally, we will send you home with one of our Hospitality Center bags to fill up with items such as toiletries or breakfast foods which the left provides daily.