Caring people are lacing up their running shoes for a big 5k/10k event Saturday August 7. They are on a mission to end homelessness. Click the link for JoAnne Purtan's interview on 7 Action News at noon.
END HOMELESSNESS NOW 5K/10K TO BENEFIT SOS
The South Oakland Shelter (SOS) is holding its 3rd Annual “End Homelessness Now 5k/10k,"
it happens Sunday, August 7, starting and finishing at St. David's Episcopal Church, 16200 West 12 Mile Rd, Southfield, MI 48076.
The shelter says "the race will continue to raise awareness of the plight of displaced people in Oakland County. Last year more than 350 people registered for the event and helped raise nearly $50,000.
All community members are encouraged to participate in the 5k/10k or 1 mile; running, walking, volunteering, or spectating. There will also be a pancake breakfast and an Interfaith Celebration & Prayer Service (Mass Choir) after the race that the community is welcome to join
For more information, including participant, volunteer and sponsorship opportunities please visit, http://endhomelessness.southoaklandshelter.org
The housing programs through the South Oakland Shelter (SOS) combine rental assistance with in-home supportive services. The goal is to ensure those who enter the shelter have a "realistic pathway from the street to a higher quality of life and a place to call home."