Join us for our 2020 Walk For Hope at the West Virginia State Capitol on Aug. 15 and help us raise money for our Children's Resource Center. This year, we will be walking in the midst of a lot of uncertainty due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which has left many kids and families in our community without basic needs.
Last year, we exceeded our fundraising goal thanks to incredible supporters who believed in our mission to serve children and families affected by addiction. Our mission hasn't changed since then. In fact, the COVID-19 pandemic has given us an even greater urgency to make sure kids in our community have plenty to eat and other necessities we take for granted every day.
Changes to our walk format due to COVID-19
Due to the ongoing pandemic, we are taking extra precautions to make sure walkers and event staff are safe. We encourage everyone to wear masks and will be limiting the number of participants by splitting into two groups of walkers, who will walk at 9 or 10 a.m. We will provide masks for walkers who don't have one and will have hand sanitizing stations. And, so we can manage crowd size, we are asking everyone to sign up before the walk. Register here. These measures will help everyone follow social distancing guidelines during the event.
If you would prefer to participate virtually, we will also have a walk-from-home option. Just select that option when you register and we will provide more details in the weeks to come.
Walk For Hope details
Whether you sign up to walk at 9 or 10 a.m. or want to participate virtually, we are asking everyone to to try and raise at least $100. Registration is free and everyone who raises $100 will receive a free Walk For Hope T-shirt. If you can't participate but would like to make a donation to our Children's Resource Center, click here.
If you sign up to walk at 9 or 10 a.m. walk times, registration will start at 30 minutes before your walk time. At the start of each time slot, participants will walk around the Capitol for two laps. Each lap is about 6/10 of a mile and can be completed in about 30 minutes. If you choose to participate virtually, make plans to walk for 30 minutes. After each walk, we will ask participants to clear the area so the next group can walk.
How to raise money
You can ask friends and family to pledge to support you in the Walk For Hope, but starting a Facebook fundraiser is the easiest way to raise at least $100. Just create a a fundraiser for Hope for Appalachia on your personal account and share it with friends and family.
You can also help us spread the word about Walk For Hope and our Children's Resource Center by inviting your friends and family to participate or become a monthly supporter of our ministry.
Hope For Appalachia is a nonprofit ministry based in Charleston, West Virginia. Our Gospel-centered programs provide hope and stability to men, women and children affected by addiction.