Getting back on their feet

22 06 2010

Once again this fall and winter, I’ll be racing to help our homeless neighbors by partnering with Back On My Feet, a nonprofit organization promoting the self-sufficiency of homeless populations by engaging them in running as a means to build confidence, strength and self-esteem. BOMF doesn’t provide food or shelter, but instead provide a community that embraces equality, respect, discipline, teamwork and leadership. BOMF members participate in a comprehensive program that offers connections to job training, employment and housing. Those benefits are earned by maintaining 90 percent attendance at the morning runs three days a week in the BOMF six-to-nine month program. And, it’s been a success: the personal stories on the BOMF website are really inspirational.

I’ve co-coordinated a Feed The Homeless initiative in our city for 15 years, and I’m thrilled to find a productive way to meld support for the homeless with my running practice. If you can give, even a little, I (and some of our homeless neighbors) would be very grateful. Thanks!

My personal Back On My Feet donation page



One response

25 06 2010
Sandra Maro

Fantastic, Ed! Love to see this!

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