From Harford United Charities:
In lieu of an inaugural ball, County Executive Barry Glassman has partnered with Harford United Charities to host the second annual 5K Run/Walk to End Homelessness in Harford County. This year’s event will be held on Sunday, March 22, in the Town of Bel Air. Through Harford United Charities, funds raised from participants and sponsors will support Harford Family House, Mason-Dixon Community Services and The Sharing Table. Money raised will also benefit Harford County’s emergency housing fund.
“As a state senator, I initiated this fundraiser last year to aid the homeless in Harford County,” Mr. Glassman said. “As county executive, I hope to continue supporting local organizations that provide food, shelter and clothing to our fellow citizens in need. Citizens of all ages are invited join in this healthy, family-friendly event. Run with me, walk the course, volunteer, or be a sponsor, and help improve lives in our local community.”
A total of 223 homeless persons were identified in Harford County last year by the Department of Community Services in a point-in-time homeless count conducted in January, 2014. Of the total, more than half were women, nearly 40% were aged 18 or younger, and 42% suffered from one or more disabilities. More information about Harford County’s homeless population can be found here: http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/services/community/doc/2342-1534.pdf
Proceeds from the 2015 5K Run/Walk will benefit the following nonprofit organizations assisting homeless persons in Harford County.
Harford Family House provides housing, resources and support to families with children in the community who are experiencing homelessness. Through educational workshops, referrals to appropriate community partners, and individualized one-on-one professional case management, each family develops a budget and an action plan to help them move from homelessness and hopelessness to permanent stable housing and hope for a better future. http://www.harfordfamilyhouse.org/
Mason-Dixon Community Services, Inc. is a nonprofit human services agency whose mission is to provide high quality services to low-income residents of Harford and York counties. Our agency offers emergency services (food, utility and eviction prevention) as well as services designed to assist individuals and families in crisis. http://mason-dixon.org/index.html
The Sharing Table in Edgewood is a coalition of churches and other community organizations organized in 1993, serving meals to make life a little easier and help extend the resources of many families. The Sharing Table places no qualifications upon those they serve, but welcomes all to the table. Please follow this link to learn more: http://www.sharingtable.org/
The Second Annual 5K Walk/Run to End Homelessness will be held rain or shine on Sunday, March 22, 2015, in Bel Air. The race begins at 9:00 a.m. Register before March 8 to ensure a free event t-shirt. Please follow this link for more information http://eliteracemanagement.com/bg5k2015/