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SpoKenya Run Is Now A Virtual Challenge For 2020.
Join us for a virtual running relay from Spokane to Kenya.
Individually your run commitment is small. Collectively your miles make a big impact. As a community we will conquer the 8,822 miles to Kenya and make a difference (we anticipate this will be about 30 miles per person during the month). The need for COVID-19 relief, food, and clean water has never been greater! Each $40 registration can feed a family for a month!
Registration: $40 and includes our super awesome finisher shirt!
How It Works:
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What Spring Of Hope Is Doing In Kenya:
The past sixteen weeks have been extremely challenging to our Kenyan brothers and sisters, and they continue to struggle with the hardships due to Covid-19 lockdown and flooding. The Kenya government provides no safety nets for vulnerable people in time of pandemic and calamities.
The government is now requiring face masks to be worn, (failing to wear a face mask during the COVID-19 pandemic could lead to arrest and fines), and since most people could not afford to buy one, SOHI provided 2000 masks to local families within the region. With the funds from our partners, we were able to hire local women to make the masks locally, so this created opportunity for women to earn some money for their family's daily basic needs while providing this life saving service. Face masks are a vital way of preventing the spread of the virus and protecting the elderly. During distribution we also took time to educate people on the prevention of Covid-19. We help people know that anyone can get the virus if they don’t take care of themselves.
We purchased food and distributed to the most vulnerable, starting with orphans, then elderly. Many families in Kenya live on hand to mouth. Each day families have to go out to look for food. With the outbreak of COVID-19 many families have been forced to stay indoors hence making it difficult to get food, especially without the support of the government. Each family (average of six people) got enough food to feed them for a month. We distributed food to over 700 households (with average of 6) that is over 4,200 mouths that were fed and have food for the whole month.
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