Midlands student steps up to help homeless adults through Transitions 5k and Fun Run/ Walk
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - A Muller Road Middle School student is stepping up to help homeless adults of the Midlands to transition into stability and permanent housing.
The 7th-grade student, Rebecca Ashley, says she is counting on the community to step up too and help make a real impact.
Ashley and Vice President of Advancement at Transitions Gavin Brown told WIS more about the upcoming Transitions 5k and Fun Run/ Walk, meant to raise funds for the Transitions Homeless Shelter.
“It’s going to be really fun. We’re doing this just to help people, so it’s not anything like competing, but there are some prizes,” Ashley said.
Ashley began her journey when she was in the 5th grade as a final project.
“Our final project was an impact project and they asked us the question, ‘What can you do to make a difference in your community?’ And so my idea was to do a good job to collect donations and toiletries for the homeless, to donate to Transitions Homeless Shelter,” said Ashley.
Her love for helping and just knowing she is making a difference has fueled her to continue the mission two years later.
“I absolutely loved helping and just knowing that I’m making a difference. And so I just decided to keep it going because it was a big hit in our neighborhood and with our community and softball, friends and everyone,” Ashley said.
The Transitions 5k and Fun Run/ Walk will happen on Saturday, June 10 at Westwood High School.
The 5K is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m., while the Fun Run is scheduled to begin at 9:45 a.m.
Those interested must register here.
Those who register before May 25 will receive a free T-Shirt.
See flyer below for details.
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