Caring people lace up running shoes for 5k/10k Race to end homelessness

Race in Southfield to help homeless people
Posted at 1:22 PM, Aug 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-01 13:24:36-04

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.


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, 

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."