End Hunger ... One Step at a Timeby Christian Hoffman
Community Missions to host Walk for Niagara
Community Missions, Inc. will host its annual Walk for Niagara (formerly Feet or Famine Walk) on Saturday, May 3 at Whirlpool State Park. Rain or shine, the event aims to raise awareness and funds for the agency's Crisis Services Programs, which include the Community Soup Kitchen, Food Pantry, Clothing Closet, and Emergency Housing Shelter.
Walkers are asked to collect pledges in support of their participation and can walk as an individual, student team, or business team. Teams must contain at least 5 walkers. Pledge sheets, along with all collected donations are then turned in at check in the morning of the walk. Pre-walk coffee and donuts will be provided by Tim Hortons, followed by a post-walk hot dogs, activities, and a 50/50 raffle.
Check in begins at 10:30 a.m., followed by the 2-mile walk at 11:15 a.m. Prizes will be awarded to those who raise over $100, as well as, to the top individuals and teams that collect the most dollars in pledges.
Blackwinds Pet Supplies will be on site so don't forget to bring your four-legged friends!
Walk for the homeless, walk for the hungry ... walk for Niagara!
For more information, please contact Andrea Gray at 716-285-3403 ext. 2225 or email@example.com. Stay up to date on Mission news and events by lvisiting www.communitymissions.org, Facebook and Twitter.
This year's event sponsors and supporters as of April 10 include: Blackwinds Pet Supplies, UnitedHealthcare, LocalEdge, Coldwell Banker, Whirlpool State Park, The Catering Crew, and Sammy's Pizzeria.
About Community Missions
Since its founding in 1925, Community Missions has provided a unique blend of referral, crisis, community support, and residential services for youth and adults. In 2013, the Missions' Crisis Services Programs served over 75,000 meals and provided nearly 11,000 nights of care to neglected or abused children and homeless adults. Additional agency programs serve adults and youth with psychiatric disabilities, parolees, at-risk youth and other underserved populations in both residential and recovery-oriented settings. For more information, please visit www.communitymissions.org or connect via Facebook and/or Twitter.
By The Numbers...
In 2016, Community Missions provided:
• 11,104 nights of shelter
• 89,366 meals
• 6,744 individuals with clothing
• 2,295 care days in Youth Services
• 46,888 care days in Recovery Services
• 73,994 care days in Housing Services
• 182 opportunities for Faith Development