This years race will be my fourth time running the Austin Marathon however, this time I've decided to run for a cause.
A few years ago I was looking to work with a charitible organization in Houston and found Refugee Services of Texas. They take on the important work of helping to settle refugees, asylees, individuals with Special Immigrant Visas, Cuban-Haitian entrants, Central American minors, survivors of human trafficking, and other vulnerable populations.
We all benefit when those who will join our communities do so with assistance. It's an opportunity to both teach and learn.
Any contribution you can make to this fundraiser is greatly appreciated. If you'd like to join my team and run the Half or Full Marathon go ahead and select "Refugee Services of Texas" under the "Join A Team" section.