Ready, set, go! If you did not participate in the Dash for the Dominican 5k walk/run last month then you truly missed out! We had the privilege and honor of being the title sponsor for the event. The youth of Shiloh Baptist Church are going on a week long mission trip to the Dominican Republic in June. They will be visiting Pasitos De Jesus which is an orphanage for young girls.
Already serving on mission in the Dominican Republic for several years, the Shiloh Baptist youth felt a calling to help the girls at the orphanage. Thus the mission project “A Heart for the Dominican Republic” was started. The youth group had the idea to do local mission projects to raise $30,000+ in order to pay for a year’s worth of education for all of the girls at the Pasitos De Jesus orphanage.
As a business in Union County, we understand the importance of supporting our local community. Sponsoring this great event was an opportunity that we couldn’t pass up. The Better Car People crew thoroughly enjoyed the healthy competition as they raced past one another and other race participants. Although it was raining, it didn’t put a damper on the event at all.
Music was blaring through speakers and everyone was in good spirits. As runners sped down the straight away and through the finish line, announcers, volunteers and finished runners cheered. Water, bananas and granola bars were on site for tired runners and walkers. The best part of the race may have been the “swag bag” that participants received. Inside the bag, there was an awesome race shirt and tons of coupons for local businesses.
The 5k raised over $13,000 for the mission trip. Better Car People is happy to help such a great cause. We are inviting you to embrace the Shiloh Baptist youth’s mission by helping them reach their goal. Please visit the Shiloh Youth Missions website to donate today!