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


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25 06 2010
Sandra Maro

Fantastic, Ed! Love to see this!

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