What Is Run 4 Shelter?
Join Fairview in our fight to end homelessness in Gwinnett by participating in our 5k walk and run. All proceeds benefit Home Sweet Home Gwinnett, a homeless housing program created by the Lawrenceville Salvation Army. DUE TO COVID-19 GUIDELINES, 2020’S RUN WILL BE A VIRTUAL EVENT – RACE IN PLACE FROM OCTOBER 14 TO NOVEMBER 14. OUR GOAL IS $20,000!
The Salvation Army focuses on families with children who presently comprise 41 percent of the homeless population. The average age of a homeless person in Georgia is only nine years old! Recognizing that this crisis has quickly spread beyond the traditional boundaries of the city, The Salvation Army has created Home Sweet Home Gwinnett, to stand in the gap and provide emergency housing for our neighbors in need. Home Sweet Home Gwinnett is currently the only rapid re-housing program in Gwinnett County to stabilize families in crisis by providing furnished apartments, thereby reducing the stigma of homelessness. The program includes comprehensive case management which strives to break the cycle of poverty by addressing its root causes and combating them with education, counseling and personal accountability based on a strong Christian foundation. Everyone in our county deserves shelter. Just imagine what we can do if we come together in this endeavor.
More helping hands are much appreciated and needed to make Run for Shelter another success.
We are doing this for all the faces in God’s Kingdom so they may have shelter and a chance to achieve self worth.
Race Results 2019
You did it!!!
We had a wonderful response to our virtual race! It is humbling every year to experience such generosity for a cause close to many of our hearts as everyone deserves a place to call HOME. This year Fairview will be giving Salvation Army of Gwinnett $6,400.00!!! Thank you Fairview for all who donated and/or participated. All is possible and done though the glory of God!