On Sunday, April 27, 2014, Catholic Charities Team members ran in the Medical Mutual Glass City Marathon for the second year in a row. Our team of over 130 runners has raised close to $40,000 for our ministries of food, shelter, and more in northwest Ohio.
Despite the cold, our runners had fun coming together to help others in our community. With such a large team and an additional 20 volunteers, our red team shirts could be seen throughout the event inspiring other runners and event attendees to know that “With God, all things are possible.”
The impact of donations to Catholic Charities at the Glass City Marathon goes far beyond any dollar sign. Because of people like you, we can continue to make real the love of God to all who come to us in need. If you can help reach our team goal of $50,000, please visit www.catholiccharitiesteam.kintera.org.
At our team dinner, we heard the testimony of Celeste – a mother of four who lost her home after being laid off from work. Her story touched many in attendance as she explained how she was caught unprepared without enough savings to cover the lack of income. Celeste had sought shelter for her family at Catholic Charities’ La Posada. With the help of caring staff and loving donors, Celeste and her children are now in a four bedroom home and she is working on finishing her college degree.
We would like to offer special thanks to Dave’s Running Shop, Medical Mutual and the Toledo Diocese Catholic Schools for supporting our efforts. And of course, we would like to thank our dedicated runners, donors and volunteers for their efforts in helping us raise money to help those in need.
We’re already looking forward to the 2015 Glass City Marathon. Team registration will open with the opening of the Glass City Marathon registration after Labor Day. We invite people of all ages and skill levels to walk or run and join us in making a difference in our local community.
Catholic Charities makes real the love God has for each individual regardless of faith or background, by serving the poor, speaking for and assisting the neglected and forgotten, respecting and promoting life from beginning to end, and nurturing and supporting individuals and families.