Walkers to Raise Funds on Saturday to Help Contra Costa’s Poor

Generous groups of Contra Costa volunteers will lace up their walking shoes Saturday, Sept. 29, to help the needy in the fifth annual “SVdP Friends of the Poor Walk.”

Contra Costa walkers will take to the tracks in two Contra Costa locations, one at Salesian High School in Richmond, the other at St. Isidore Church in Danville.  From 8 to 11 am the volunteers will do a 5K (3.1 mile) walk to raise funds that will directly help the needy, with friends sponsoring walkers with donations.

All proceeds raised by the Contra Costa walks will stay in Contra Costa County to support SVdP programs for the poor.

Registration is easy and anyone can participate. Both walkers and those who want to support a walker can register on line at www.svdpfriendsofthepoorwalk.org and identify walk #222 “District Council of Contra Costa County.”

People who do not know a walker and want to help the Contra Costa effort can type in “Find a Walker” and enter the name of a friend who is walking.

Don’t know a walker? Type in Griffin Hunt or Nicole Castelein.

Across the nation more than 18,000 walkers will join in the effort. They have raised nearly $1.8 m for the poor through this event.  

The walk is fun, there are no administrative fees. All proceeds will directly benefit the people in Contra Costa.

 SVdP programs that will be helped include free dining halls, food pantries, homeless shelters, medical clinic, employment services, thrift stores, and home visits to those in need.

For more information, contact Barb Hunt, b.hunt@svdp-cc.org or at (925) 439-5060 (office) or (925) 330-6732 (cell). Information is also available at www.svdp-cc.org.

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