In this article, you will get detail regarding Sixth annual Walk for Warmth 5K Sunday at Husson
Proceeds to ensure the homeless are sheltered from the elements
BANGOR — The Husson University Student Government will sponsor their sixth annual Walk for Warmth on Sunday, March 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The fun run/walk will take place on the University campus at 1 College Circle in Bangor. The event will begin in front of the Newman Gymnasium building. Participants will have the option to run one, two or the full three miles.
Members of the Greater Bangor and Husson community are welcome to participate in this five kilometer event. Although there is no registration fee, a minimum donation of $10 is recommended. Donations are accepted in advance online or accepted by cash or card on race day. Coffee and donuts will be provided for all participants!
All proceeds will go to the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter. “The support we receive from the annual Walk for Warmth helps support our Nighttime Winter Warming Center,” said Boyd Kronholm, the shelter’s executive director. “The cold weather and snow we’ve experienced over the past week here in Bangor is a good reminder of how important it is to provide a warm space to those living on the streets in Bangor.”
“No one should be left out in the elements when the temperatures are freezing,” Kronholm continued. “The support we receive from the annual Walk for Warmth helps protect those without a home. It helps people come in from the cold and avoid the health risks associated with exposure to the elements.”
“This event is a good reminder of how lucky we are,” said Ryan Wheelock, president of Husson University’s Student Government and Physical Therapy Student Organization. Wheelock completed his Bachelor of Science degree at science exercises from Husson University in 2022. Currently working on earning adsdoctor of physical therapyand Master of Business Administration from Husson University in 2024.
Wheelock continued: “Too many lives are lost each year due to exposure. Here at Husson, we do everything we can to be part of the solution. After this walk the students will be able to return to our warm homes and homes. Unfortunately, too many people don’t always have that option.”
According to the World Population Review, there are currently 2,097 homeless people in Maine. This includes 283 homeless households, 116 veterans and 125 young adults. The Bangor Area Homeless Shelter helps solve this challenge. During the fiscal year 2021-22. In 2008, the shelter helped 61 people find permanent housing, hosted 290 overnight guests and provided free food from the pantry to 664 poor households.
“We are grateful for the support we receive from the Husson University Student Government and other organizations,” Kronholm said. “I am constantly amazed and overwhelmed by the generosity of Husson University students,” Kronholm concluded. “Events like this help provide the resources needed to protect the most vulnerable members of our community.”
For more information about the Walk for Warmth, contact Wheelock at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information about the Bangor area homeless shelter can be found at https://www.bangorareashelter.org/.
For nearly 125 years, Husson University has demonstrated its adaptability and strength in providing educational programs that prepare future leaders to meet the challenges of tomorrow through innovative undergraduate and graduate degrees. With a commitment to providing affordable classroom, online and experiential learning opportunities, Husson University has become a superior value in higher education. Hallmarks of a Husson education include advanced knowledge provided through quality educational programs in business; health and education; pharmacy studies; sciences and humanities; as well as communication. According to an analysis of tuition and fees by US News & World Report, Husson University is one of the most affordable private colleges in New England. For more information on educational opportunities that can lead to personal and professional success, visit Husson.edu.
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