Results of our 2011 Walk-a-thon.
More than 1,000 participants in walk-a-thon!
We are so excited about the success of our third annual Walk a Mile in Their Shoes
This year we had a record number of participants with more than 1,000 participants of all ages! And our event raised $60,000 in cash, pledges and in-kind donations. Praise the Lord! These funds will help homeless men, women and children who come to Hope Ministries for food, clothing, shelter and long-term, comprehensive recovery support. Thank you so much for joining with us.
Be sure to check out our photo album – coming soon! – for photos of the walk-a-thon, our Loop the Lake effort during which we created a “Circle of Hope” around Copper Creek Lake and cardboard testimonies from our residents.
We have so many people to thank for their participation in this year’s walk-a-thon:
We are grateful for the support of these Title Sponsors.
We also thank these businesses and organizations for their sponsorship, participation, promotion and coupon/special discount offers:
5&Diner, Bailey Cleaners, Balance Rx, Bella Italia, City of Pleasant Hill, Community State Bank, Copper Creek 9, Event Decorators, Field of Greens Mini Links, Firestone, Fitness Sports, Healing Touch Book & Bible, Honest 1 Auto Care, Hope Bargain Center, Hubbell Golf, Life 107.1 KNWI, LV Nails, Massages by Mary DeStefano, New Golf Cars of Iowa, Moo’s Tanning & Country Gifts, Okoboji Grill, Pleasant Hill Chamber of Commerce, Pleasant Hill Cleaners, Pleasant Hill Parks & Recreation, Praise 940 AM, Prancing Paws Pet Boutique, Premier Bowling, Pulse 99.5, Royal China, QuikTrip, Salon Trendz-N-Nails, Signs Now, Sleepy Hollow Sports Park, Sugar Shack, Valley Bank, Wellspring Bookstore, WHO Newsradio 1040 AM, Wild Hairz.
A big thank you also goes to Metinka Slater, meteorologist at KCCI Channel 8, who promoted and helped lead the walk-a-thon.
Thank you, as well, to Van Harden from WHO Newsradio 1040 AM for promoting the walk-a-thon and helping emcee the event.
We’re also thankful to volunteer photographer Jen Gustafson and videographer Bill Kuhn for capturing our event in photos and on tape!
And a very special thank you is in order for the Hope Ministries current and past recovery residents who shared their cardboard testimonies and chatted with walkers during the event. This walk-a-thon was for you and all the men, women and children served by Hope Ministries…we love you!
It’s not too late to help Hope Ministries and the homeless individuals and families we serve by donating to our walk-a-thon. Click here to give online toward Walk a Mile in Their Shoes.