BENEFITING: J/P Haitian Relief Organization
EVENT DATE: Jun 09, 2013
J/P Haitian Relief Organization has announced it will field a marathon team of Haitian runners to compete in the 2013 ING New York City Marathon on November 3, 2013. In collaboration with the Fédération Haïtienne d'Athlétisme Amateur (FHAA), J/P HRO will support the Haitian team as they train in their home country to compete in November in one of the largest marathon competitions in the world. A handful of Haitian marathoners who place in the Half-Marathon for Peace in Port-au-Prince on June 9th will then qualify for the J/P HRO team for the ING New York City Marathon.
In support of the qualifying the June 9th race, J/P HRO has mobilized a team of local and international J/P HRO staff, to participate in this half-marathon. They will start in downtown Port-au-Prince and run an entirely uphill race, climbing nearly 400 meters in altitute to Pétionville to launch the organization’s new fundraising campaign: “The Long Run for Haiti." Together, the team is collecting pledges to support local causes such as improving quality education and maternal health care in urban Port-au-Prince neighborhoods. Over 25 staff have been training before or after work, in torrid weather conditions and on often precarious and arduous steep mountain terrain, to cross the finish line and raise funds for "The Long Run for Haiti." Please join the J/P team by supporting these committed J/P staff.
ABOUT J/P HAITIAN RELIEF ORGANIZATION
J/P Haitian Relief Organization is dedicated to saving lives and bringing sustainable programs to the Haitian people quickly and effectively. Following the tragic earthquake of 2010, J/P HRO began working immediately to make a meaningful and lasting impact in Haiti. The goal of J/P HRO is to support the residents of the camps we manage and surrounding areas transition from life left homeless by the earthquake to durable, sustainable, and prosperous communities. J/P HRO has implemented its mission through four integrated programs: Medical, Camp & Relocations Management, Engineering & Construction, and Community Development. We work with the support of and in collaboration with local and national government leaders, community based organizations, other international NGOs, UN agencies, donors and—most importantly—the community members themselves. More information can be found at www.jphro.org. You can follow J/P HRO on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/JPHRO, add J/P HRO to your Google+ circles at http://bit.ly/jphroplus, and find J/P HRO on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/JPHRO.