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Humanists of Houston race against violence

14 Mar 2013

Humanists of Houston

By Kelley Freeman

The Humanists of Houston are at it again! They participated in another awesome event for the Houston Area Women’s Shelter, like they did back in December. It’s always great to have a few organizations that you regularly support—people see your group consistently supporting them and they take notice.

On March 2, the Humanists of Houston participated in the Race Against Violence 5k fun run. They had about 15 people from their group participating in the race, and the point was to raise money for the women’s shelter. At $1,500, the Humanists of Houston were lucky number 13 in team fundraising rankings as of the day of the race. If you’re interested, you can help the Humanists of Houston by Humanists of Houston Race Against Violence 5kdonating to their team page here, which will be live until March 31. What’s really amazing is that their goal was $500 and they managed to triple it by race day!

The Houston Area Women’s Center helps individuals affected by domestic and sexual violence in their efforts to move their lives forward. They provide shelter, counseling, and advocacy to support people in building lives free from the effects of violence. They seek social change to end domestic and sexual violence through community awareness and education. Services are confidential and available to everyone. Clearly, this is a vital resource to Houston and its surrounding area.

Great job, Humanists of Houston! We look forward to seeing what events y’all do in the future.

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