Help the Homeless walk-a-thon

This Saturday there’s going to be a 5k walk-a-thon for the benefit of charities that serve homeless needs. Organized by Fannie Mae, the Help the Homeless Walk-A-Thon is open to anyone who’s willing to spend $25 to sign-up and twist some arms for pledges. There’s 180 beneficiary organizations so you can be sure every penny is needed. You can let the money you raise go into the general fund or designate a specific charity if you’re soft on one in particular. I’m partial to So Others Might Eat but maybe you’re more partial to the Church of the Brethren or Dinner Program for Homeless Women.

I’ll be traveling this weekend so I can’t participate, but I’ll pledge $10 each for the first five of you who sign up and comment here to let me know you’re doing it. You don’t have to provide your real name in the comment field below but you MUST use a valid email address so I can contact you to get your information and fulfill my end of the bargain. Capitol Weather projects a pretty average Fall day with clear skies and temps in the 50s so get out there and do some good.

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Well I used to say something in my profile about not quite being a “tinker, tailor, soldier, or spy” but Tom stole that for our about us page, so I guess I’ll have to find another way to express that I am a man of many interests.

Hmm, guess I just did.

My tastes run the gamut from sophomoric to Shakespeare and in my “professional” life I’ve sold things, served beer, written software, and carried heavy objects… sometimes at the same place. It’s that range of loves and activities that makes it so easy for me to love DC – we’ve got it all.


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