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BLANKET FORT HOPE

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The Hold the Fort Races are an annual fundraising effort of Blanket Fort Hope, benefitting child sex trafficking survivors.

This will be an outdoor event, complete with a timed 5k, timed 10k, and 1-mile Warrior Walk events. Runners will need to be refreshed, encouraged, and need to see a positive representation of Blanket Fort Hope during their run.

We will be following COVID guidelines by encouraging masks and social distancing, providing hand sanitizer and gloves, and staggering our race start to ensure the safety of our runners.

Volunteers are encouraged to social distance where possible, mask up, and sanitize frequently to ensure the safety of everyone at the event.

Volunteers will be provided a unique t-shirt (separate from the race shirt; different color, same design), and be provided breakfast and lunch for the day.

Easy sign up found here:

https://runsignup.com/Race/Volunteer/AL/Pelham/HoldtheFort5K

6 Shifts

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  • Sat Sep 18, 2021 - morning / 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    Break Down Team
  • Sat Sep 18, 2021 - morning / 07:15 AM to 10:30 AM
    Racer Turn Around & Pep-team
  • Sat Sep 18, 2021 - morning / 07:15 AM to 10:30 AM
    Water Booth Stations
  • Sat Sep 18, 2021 - morning / 06:45 AM to 08:30 AM
    Runner Bib Station
  • Sat Sep 18, 2021 - morning / 06:45 AM to 08:30 AM
    Packet Pick Up Station
  • Sat Sep 18, 2021 - morning / 06:45 AM to 08:30 AM
    New Sign Ups Station
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About BLANKET FORT HOPE

Location:

250 Commerce Parkway, Pelham, AL 35124, US

Mission Statement

To restore hope in the lives of child trafficking survivors through access to essential services, compassionate care, and a loving Christian witness.

Description

There are over 10,000 victims of human trafficking in Alabama every year. Of those, an estimated 5,700 are children who will be placed into non-therapeutic care unable to tend to their needs. As a result, more than 80% return to a life of victimization.

Our first mission is to provide essential services to child survivors though access to housing and programs designed to respond to their unique trauma. That is why in 2021 we will be purchasing 73 acres in Columbiana, Alabama to build our state's only Restoration Home. Here, these children will receive the therapeutic services that will allow them to be restored to a life of hope.

Our second objective is to equip communities and foster families to compassionately respond to these survivors and influence identification rates across the board. Since survivor's are under identified to the tune of 85% or more, it is necessary for our training to get into the hands of healthcare professionals, foster care families, transportation professionals, legal professionals, and anyone else who may come into contact with a survivor over the course of their life.

Our third objective is to maintain a positive, loving Christian witness that encourages compassion towards survivors, social workers, and everyone in our community. We affirm that it is the love of Christ and demonstration of the gospel that will bring hope back into the lives of these children and fill the hearts of those who must endure the hardships of caring for these victims.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Faith-Based

WHEN

Sat Sep 18, 2021
06:30 AM - 12:00 PM
This opportunity has 6 shifts

WHERE

200 Terrace DriveDogwood PavilionPelham, AL 35124

(33.32472,-86.75933)
 

SKILLS

  • Customer Service
  • Group Facilitation
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 14
  • Must be able to commit to a full time slot.

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