June 13, 2019— (Wilmington, DE) — Catholic Charities invites everyone to participate in its Bishop’s 5K Run/Walk that benefits the agency’s outreach efforts. This year’s race has a new timeframe – Saturday, August 24, 2019, – at Glasgow Park, 2275 Pulaski Highway, Newark DE 19702. The race steps off at 9 am, registration and bib distribution start at 8 am.
This event will bring the community together for a fun event, heightening awareness of the services that Catholic Charities provides. Runners and walkers will compete to see who makes the best time, and will be awarded medals, along with a race t-shirt.
Registration for the event is $20 until June 30, $25 from July 1 to August 22, and $30 until race day, plus $2.50 event fee. Register at Bishops5k.com.
Sponsorship opportunities are available. Visit the Catholic Charities website, www.cdow.org/charities and click Events to get more information.
Richelle Vible, Executive Director, said, “Did you know that one out of every 10 residents of the Diocese receive at least one service from Catholic Charities each year? The Bishop’s 5K is a great way to get involved in the mission of Catholic Charities – providing caring service to the most vulnerable in our community. Bishop Malooly will be at the start and finish line – will you?”
Established in 1830 as St. Peter’s Orphanage in Wilmington, Catholic Charities delivers critical direct care human services to over 80,000 individuals and families residing in Delaware and the nine counties of the Eastern Shore of Maryland. No one is excluded from service because of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, or ability to pay. Services provide help for people that result in positive changes in their daily lives and create strong and productive individuals and families.
Today’s programs include basic needs services [homeless prevention, rapid rehousing, financial coaching/case management, financial grants for rent/utility payments, food assistance, thrift services], behavioral health services [routine and community based outpatient counseling, addiction recovery support, anger management education, domestic violence intervention], immigration help, and shelter services [residential maternity home, Bayard House; adult emergency shelter, Casa San Francisco; subsidized rental housing for seniors, Marydale Retirement Village]. We are the statewide administrator for both the Delaware Energy Assistance Program and the Delaware Pre-Weatherization Assistance program, and the Kent and Sussex County administrator for the Delaware Weatherization Assistance Program.
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Contact: Paula Savini