Faith in ActionMagazine

Ready, Set, 5K

Outside Old Orchard Beach High School, runners laced their sneakers and stretched their limbs in preparation for the Freedom 5K Run/Walk on Monday, July 27. Salvationists, their loved ones, and members of the Old Orchard Beach (OOB) community had gathered for a morning of exercise to raise funds and to raise awareness of antihuman trafficking efforts in Connecticut, Maine, and Ohio.ReadySet5K

Major Eunice Champlain, director of Women’s Ministries and command secretary for Spiritual Life Development (SLD) for the Southern New England Division, is now in her second year as organizer for the Freedom 5K Run/Walk. The event also serves to raise awareness of what The Salvation Army is and does.

“We have from 5–to 70–year–olds here,” said Champlain. “They’re families of officers and members of the [OOB] corps. But most surprisingly, we also have a lot of runners who aren’t in The Salvation Army, but who heard about the run on our website or through our Facebook page. Attendance has been great!”

by Hugo Bravo

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