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Helping provide a hand up,
not a handout

Run for Shelter supports Habitat for Humanity club

By Andrew Wagstaff
Maritime Runner
Oct. 17, 2017

SACKVILLE, N.B. – Five kilometres in this community on Sunday will be making a difference far off in another part of the continent.
The annual Run for Shelter will take place in Sackville on Saturday, Oct. 21 as a fundraiser for Mount Allison University’s Habitat for Humanity Club.
“As a club, we go down to the southern U.S. to help a local Habitat for Humanity affiliation,” said Savannah Welliver. “We work with them and help at local restores and help build affordable houses for low-income families.”

Mount Allison University’s Habitat for Humanity Club will hold its annual Run for Shelter fundraiser in Sackville, N.B. on Saturday, Oct. 21. Shown here are participants from last year’s event.

Photo courtesy of Savannah Welliver

Welliver said they are hoping for a turnout of about 40 people.
“It is just a small event but it is for a good cause, and I hope that, as the years go on and we keep organizing this event, it will slowly start to get bigger and bigger,” she said.
For more on the Run for Shelter, visit here.
The run has been happening for a few years ago in Sackville, started in an effort to promote the organization to different groups on campus and across the community, according to Welliver.
Supported by The Running Room, the event features a 5K run/walk around the university campus.