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Bank of the Sierra's Resolution Run
Wed, Jan 1, 2014
About This Activity
We're back for Bank of the Sierra's 2nd Annual Resolution Run! Kick off the new year right with a 5K fun run and support the Visalia Rescue Mission in the process. All proceeds will be given to the rescue mission to help with the many programs they provide the homeless in our community.
Event schedule and times
Race Day Packet Pick-up:
7:30 - 8:30 am
9:00 AM: Kids (ages 6-12) 1 Mile
9:30: 5k Run/Walk
Limited street parking is available on Main Street. Additional parking will be availableon E. Acequia Ave., between Church Street and Bridge Street, in the public parking garage.
FROM THE WEST: - From Highway 99 exit CA-198 East bound. - Continue 6 miles then take exit 107A to merge onto CA-63 N/W Noble Ave. - Turn Left onto S Court St. - Turn Right onto E Main St. FROM THE EAST: - From Highway 65 exit CA-198 West bound. - Continue 8 miles then take exit 107A to merge onto CA-63 N/W Noble Ave. - Turn Left onto S Court St. - Turn Right onto E Main St.
ABOUT THE VISALIA RESCUE MISSION
The Visalia Rescue Mission is a local, Christian-based, non-profit. We serve the local community by providing a homeless shelter for men, women and children; we sleep on average 180 people each night and serve three meals a day; 365 days a year. We are currently serving approximately 515 meals each day; over 183,000 meals in 2012!
Additionally, we operate a nine month recovery program for men and women; that includes a mentoring program, life-skill training as well as a job internship programs. We rely heavily on volunteers from our local communities to support our work within a hurting sector of our society. We are funded entirely by donations from local businesses, organizations and individuals.
The VRM owns and operates Rescued Treasures Thrift Store on Mooney Blvd. and Simply Chic Boutique on Main Street, in Visalia, CA. All proceeds from these stores directly benefit the VRM. The Mission also has a Feed the Hungry Garden, Gym, as well as a 4-plex transitional housing unit and Oval Park revamp in conjunction with the City of Visalia. We recently opened a new Community Center to benefit the local community and provide case management and counseling services; since its opening in September 2012, over 100 individuals have found housing and been employed that were previously on the streets/homeless through this Next Steps program.