On Friday, August 3, fifteen City Church members participated in the Back on My Feet Sneaks Come Out at Night race. Some walked. Some ran. Some ran farther. Some volunteered. Everyone got soaked. About an hour into the event, the heavens opened up and poured rain on all involved. However, the rain did not damper anyone's spirits and everyone was thrilled to be a part of such a great event.
Back on My Feet, a national organization operating in 12 major cities coast to coast, combats homelessness through the power of running, community support and essential employment and housing resources. Here in Baltimore, Back on My Feet has chapters at the Penn North Recovery Center, Helping Up Mission, Christopher's Place, and MCVET.
For three years now, City Church has sent a team to participate in the Sneaks event. After last year's event, several members decided to volunteer with Back on My Feet in an ongoing capacity. Along with other volunteers, they helped launch the Penn North chapter last fall. Three mornings each week, City Church volunteers can be found running the streets of Penn North, building relationships with the homeless population.
photos courtesy of Kelsey Marden
If you are interested in learning more, take a moment to view the video below. Contact Back on My Feet to volunteer or talk with someone from our City Church team. If you can get up early, you can make a difference. And remember... it's never too early to start training for next year's race.