Join Family Promise “Tsunami Run” to care for homeless families

Source: Join Family Promise “Tsunami Run” to care for homeless families – News Lincoln County

Family Promise of Lincoln County announces its first Tsunami Run to help fund their Homeless Program in Lincoln County.

The innovative fundraising workout will see teams of three people meet at one of four participating gyms in Lincoln City on March 22nd and take part in a 30 minute run/walk on a treadmill. Exceptions will be made for those with health issues who choose to participate on another machine such as a stationary bicycle. “This is an event for any level of athlete to join.” stated Sue Anderson, Family Promise Board President. “Just the fun of getting together with two other people to help these families through donations can be the goal. Get your friends together and sign up for a good time.”

The teams signs up at a favorite workout location and a set time slot at that gym. Two winning teams will be named including both the team with the most donations raised as well as a team with the most miles recorded in the 30 minute time slot. Two awesome gift packages will be given to the winning teams. All proceeds will support Family Promise in helping families experiencing homelessness get back on their feet and into their own homes again.

“We are so lucky this year to have a grant from the Collins Foundation to receive matching funds for any donation made by a person giving to Family Promise for the first time.” added Elizabeth Reyes, Executive Director of Family Promise. “Teams just need to let us know who the new donor is and they will get credit for twice the amount donated by that person.”

The gyms participating in the event are:
* Fitness 101 at 7755 Hwy 101 in the Salishan Marketplace, 541-996-6101
* The Lincoln City Community Center at 2150 NE Oar Place, 541-994-2131 (16 or older)
* Chinook Winds Fitness Center at 3245 NW 50th, 541-994-4474 (15 or older)
* Taft Athletic at 4744 Hwy 101, 541-614-1446 (18 or older)

Participating gyms have paperwork, sign-up sheets and time slots available. Call or stop in to register.

Family Promise of Lincoln County is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide shelter, meals and comprehensive assistance to homeless and low-income families with children in Lincoln County while they seek to achieve sustainable independent living. This is achieved through a collaborative community effort and based off a proven successful national model that partners with local congregations and social service agencies to provide practical and effective services. For more information, call Family Promise at 541-614-0964.