St. Luke would like to invite you to once again show your support for our local veterans in need. For the past 5 years we have hosted our Home for Our Heroes 5k Run/Walk to support our local veterans living in the Piedmont area. The money raised has helped local veterans overcome homelessness. This year we will expand our reach to include helping our local veterans with transportation services and home repair as well as continue to support the Heroes House in their goal of ending homelessness for our local veterans.
We want to give you all a chance to continue to support this often overlooked part of our community. It is our turn to serve those who have served us. In the spirit of Sgt. Peter Thomas Meletis USMC who made it his life long mission to serve others, we are hoping to raise money to provide for those less fortunate than ourselves.
Please join us by signing up to run or walk our 5k. We will implement best practices for social distancing and will be outdoors for check in and race packet pick up. If you are unable to attend, you can still work together to support our local veterans as a ghost runner, through sponsorship or donations.
We will be awarding winning medals this year for best male and female and for each age category.
Race packet pickup will be on race day starting at 7:30AM at St. Luke Greek Orthodox Church. Our address is 134 Talbert Pointe Drive Mooresville, NC 28117.
We thank you again for your support as we remember that we rise by lifting others.
Continued for 2021:
Honor or memorialize your loved one or friend who has served our country by having their name, rank and branch of service on the back of our race shirt. Limited to the first 50 names. Something we are trying to honor our vets while raising money to help local veterans in need.
October 24th is the deadline for T-shirt guarantee.
Purpose of the race: All proceeds will go towards our local veterans through the following local charities:
1) Statesville Veterans Heroes House This center, located at 1208 Wilson Lee Blvd in Statesville, NC is dedicated to feeding, housing and retraining homeless veterans to help them regain control of their lives. This grass roots effort needs funds to help pay for the daily operation of the shelter.
2) Piedmont Veterans Assistance Council This nonprofit volunteer organization, headquartered at 1007 Briarcliff Rd in Mooresville, NC is dedicated to serving our local veterans in need of food, reliable free transportation to medical and dental appointments and providing household furnishings and clothing.
3) Purple Heart Homes, Inc. A public charity founded by Purple Heart recipients to provide housing solutions for service connected disabled and aging Veterans. They are located at 755 Washington Ave in Statesville and provide for Veterans of all eras.
Wanna be a Home for Our Heroes Grass Roots T shirt Sponsor and have your name on the back of the race T shirt? For $100($75 donation and $25 Race fee) you can have your name on the back of the race shirt and a spot to run or walk to support our vets. Limited space available(40), October 24 is the deadline for print.
Sign up as a Virtual Phantom Runner! T shirt optional if you sign up by October 24.