What is the best way to alleviate poverty in Pittsburgh? How about running!! In 2018, LIVING Ministry joined with almost 70 runners who ran anything from 1 mile to the whole 26.2 miles. These runners reached out to their family and friends and together we raised over $23,000, and more importantly included the homeless and poor in one of Pittsburgh’s most celebrated events. In 2019, we expect even better things! For the first time, we will be combining teams with the Pittsburgh Project. As neighbors and partners in ministry, we feel like we can accomplish more together than apart. Check out how you can help our teams in 2019
You Can Help
First, you can join our cause and run for our us!! That means you sign up to run as a part of our team. You then would tell all of your friends about LIVING Ministry and the PIttsburgh Project and they would make donations on your behalf to us. As a part of our time, you will get a t-shirt, and will enjoy several fellowship runs and dinners. And best of all, you will be spreading the word about two wonderful ministries and will be helping us run poverty into the ground!
Secondly, you can run with the homeless and some of our closest friends. We are looking for people who want to develop more intimate relationships with some of our friends. As we have done in the past, we are creating relay teams with people with different backgrounds. This is a great way to develop a relationship with someone very diffierence than yourself.
Maybe you aren’t a runner, but still want to build relationships with some of the folks we serve. We are looking for coaches and volunteers who will help ensure smooth transitions on Race Day. They will ensure that our runners are at critical checkpoints, know their routes, have the necessary equipment, and will cheer them on during the event. If this sounds like something you want to do, then we have a spot for you!
Lastly, a great way to support our efforts to serve and build relationships with the homeless is through your financial support. Last year we raised over $23,000 through the marathon, and this year our goal is $35,000. You can give directly on our Marathon page, donate directly on our website, or send in a check with ‘Marathon’ in the memo. All contributions are fully tax-deductible, and will greatly help our efforts to run poverty into the ground!
So there you have it, 4 ways you can help us run poverty into the ground. For more information about running with or for us, please contact us at marathon AT livingministry DOT org
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