HEART & SOLE– Pounding The Pavement Against Poverty

The Ladies of Charity St. Vincent/Guardian Angel held their second annual WALK from 9:00–11:00 am on Saturday, September 10 at Carondelet Park in St. Louis, Missouri. There were one and three mile routes. They were blessed with good weather, which was a pleasant surprise after such a hot summer. This year everyone was asked to bring a pair of gently worn tennis shoes for the homeless. The Arch Rival Roller Derby Club sent six volunteers to lead the WALK. Many of the children brought their skates to follow them. The disc jockey donated his time again and sent everyone off to music.

The membership event was a success with more people participating than last year. It has turned into a fundraiser as well as a membership drive. The money is still coming in but it looks like the ladies raised about $4500.

The event is truly spreading the Ladies of Charity mission to the community. Panera Bread as well as grocery stores in the area contributed refreshments. The event would not have been possible without the help of so many wonderful volunteers. Thanks are due to all who supported this WALK!

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