Household Promise hosts bike path trip to assist homeless – Instances Information On-line
Revealed September 14. 2020 12:56PM
On Saturday, Household Promise of Carbon County hosted its third annual Household Promise Bike Path Trip at Weissport Park to learn homeless households within the space.
Household Promise is likely one of the solely emergency shelters in Carbon County for households who’re experiencing homelessness.
Since its institution in 2009, this system has been serving to homeless households ever since by offering momentary shelters, meals and secure locations to sleep.
Govt Director of Household Promise of Carbon County Krista Brown-Ly defined that this occasion is likely one of the largest ones that they host all year long.
“We ask people to enroll to go on a (bike) trip out to Glen Onoko and again, and the cash that we increase we use for our households, Brown-Ly stated. “This may assist us cowl meals, new cots, clothes, diapers, something like that that the households want. Every part advantages the households which might be in our program.”
Tracy Corridor and her son, Brian had been only a few of the people who participated within the occasion, biking over 13 miles spherical journey to Glen Onoko in Jim Thorpe and again. The 2 got here to the occasion from Philadelphia.
With Tracy’s mom being a Jim Thorpe resident and a devoted member of Household Promise, she and her son benefit from the alternative to go to and assist out the group.
Tracy Corridor stated, “It’s an effective way for us to get some train after which additionally give again on the similar time. It was a very enjoyable occasion and a fantastic day for a motorcycle trip, too.”
The occasion abided by Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention tips on account of COVID-19, which included masks utilization, social distancing and a hand sanitizer station.
Brown-Ly stated that people might additionally take part nearly as nicely.
“Anybody who registered with us and determined to do it nearly, they will cycle, stroll or run no matter distance they need after which all they should do is submit an image on our Fb web page.”
Apart from the bike driving occasion, Household Promise additionally hosted different actions for contributors to participate in on the park similar to stay music from Tammy G., meals and a basket raffle.
With this being a household occasion, characters from a Studying-based group named Cosplayers Care had been additionally in attendance to entertain the youngsters on the park. These characters included superheroes similar to Spider-Man, Superman and Batman in addition to Disney princesses like Elsa, Anna and Belle.
To volunteer or be taught extra about donating to Household Promise of Carbon County, go to www.familypromisecarboncounty.org or the group’s Fb web page at www.facebook.com/FamilyPromiseofCarbonCounty.
Members Tracy Corridor and her son Brian Corridor after finishing a 13-mile bike trip to Glen Onoko and again. LINDSEY BOWMAN/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS
Skilled singer Tammy G. performs within the background with members of Cosplayers Care, Jacob Bailey, left, and Jason Brown as Spider-Man, in addition to Athena Quinones as Elsa dancing.