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Heart of Hope Run for Hunger 2013

On behalf the team at “Heart of Hope” we would like to thank the Town, all of the volunteer’s (and there were many!) the Sponsors and friends for their support in helping to bring the first annual “Heart of Hope” Run for hunger to fruition.  The Run was established to help the following programs on this Island:  Nourish NC (The Backpack Buddy program), The Help Center and “Heart of Hope.” As of this writing we have already been able to give The Help Center $616.00, two shopping carts full of food and water…we still have almost a pallet of water to disburse!  I had no idea how much a pallet of water was until Food Lion donated one!  In addition, thanks to the generosity of Wendy’s and MacDonald’s, we have free coupons left over to disburse as well.  
Next, we want to take the time to send out a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who participated in this effort.  We personally could not have accomplished such a feat without the help of so many who did what I fondly call ‘grunt work.’  And yet,  those individuals stood in freezing temperatures (36 degrees— some getting up at 1:30 am), to gather together, set-up tents, place 200 red- heart Mylar balloons, signs and  decorate being fully committed to making this a “Run” that would not only be remembered but enjoyed by all.  Everyone gave 110% to this cause.  Just because the Run itself is over for this year there are still children and families who are in desperate need. Lastly, we have an overabundance of Run t-shirts (They are red/white, really cool and just in time for Christmas!!) left over.  We are selling them for $7.00 a shirt.  You can purchase one by sending us an email @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or making a donation on our Web site @ or by calling (910) 228-5282.  If you had wanted to walk, run, roll or relay for the cause but for whatever reason good not be there (and I know many of you stated you had wanted to come) this is a good opportunity to still send a message that we will not allow the children or families of this Island to go hungry!
The 2nd annual “Heart of Hope” Run is yet to be determined.  But, from all indications we will be starting our clocks again (on the site) at the beginning of the year and hope that you will all be able to participate!  This was an experience that was truly a community outreach for those who need our help!
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