Community Raises $10k for Housing for Homeless Families

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 2, 2018

For information, contact: Michele Talwani, 603-641-9441 ext. 239

COMMUNITY MEMBERS RAISE OVER $10,000 FOR HOPE HOUSE IN WOLFEBORO, NH  – Families in Transition-New Horizons, a homeless services provider, hosted its second annual Wolfeboro, Wicked FIT Run 5k, on Saturday, September 29, 2018. 112 runners and walkers raised over $10,000 to help “chase away homelessness.” Pictured are winners (l. to r.)  Fastest female finishers: Susan Repplier, Molly Ellison, and Jenny Hill and fastest male finishers: Micah Burdette, Owen Best, and DJ Burdette.

Over $10,000 RAISED TO SUPPORT HOUSING AND SERVICES FOR HOMELESS FAMILIES
Community Members Run and Walk to help “Chase Away Homelessness”

WOLFEBORO, NH – Families in Transition-New Horizons’ (FIT-NH) Wicked FIT Run, 5K, came back to Wolfeboro, NH, Saturday, September 29. The race in Wolfeboro had over 100 registrant’s and raised over $10,000 to support FIT-NH’s Hope House, the only short-term emergency housing option for homeless families in Carroll County.

The Hope House, located in Wolfeboro, NH, opened its doors in August. As of the date of the race Hope House is providing housing and services to four families. It can house up to seven families at a time and is anticipated to provide housing and services to 43 parents and 84 children each year. The Hope House is open to families living in the Governor Wentworth Regional School District who are experiencing homelessness.The lead event sponsors included Spectrum Marketing Companies, Jim and Billie Talbott Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, All Saints Episcopal Church, and Huggins Hospital.

The Seventh Annual Concord, NH, Wicked FIT Run is on Saturday, October 27. To register or to sponsor the event go to www.fitnh.org/wickedfitrun.

Families in Transition-New Horizons is a nonprofit organization that provides hunger relief, emergency shelter, safe affordable housing, and supportive services to individuals and families who are homeless or in need, enabling them to gain self-sufficiency and respect. FIT-NH also owns and operates OutFITters Thrift Store in Manchester, NH, which serves as economic engines to help pay for services that FIT-NH provides. For more information about FIT-NH, the race, and stores, visit www.fitnh.org or call 603-641-9441.

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