On Saturday, October 19th, 2013, the Wimberley Valley Habitat for Humanity will host the 7th Annual Walk 4 Habitat to raise money and community awareness. Registration begins at 9:00 AM, and the walk starts at 10:00 AM.
Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people in need to build decent, affordable housing and depends on partnerships with volunteer workers and generous donors. The houses are sold to those in need at no profit and with no interest charge.
The walk begins at the Wimberley United Methodist Church, at the corner of RR 12 and CR 1492. The Walk is an off-road, nature walk through the historic Buck Winn family ranch and will include the renowned Morning Glory sculpture and great Hill Country views.
Antique cars and hot rods will also be on display at the church. The Walk is open to everyone who is interested in supporting Habitat's mission in the Wimberley Valley. Additional T-shirts will be given to walk participants and sold the morning of the Walk. Everyone in the Wimberley area is encouraged to help support this cause.
The Wimberley Valley Habitat for Humanity was established in 1992 as a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International.
Volunteers provide most of the labor, and individual and corporate donors provide money and materials to build Habitat houses. Partner families themselves invest hundreds of hours of labor in building their homes and the homes of others. Their mortgage payments go into a revolving Fund for Humanity that is used to build more houses.
Additional funds are needed, however, to continue construction of new Habitat homes. Donations and special fund raising projects are needed to generate construction funds, and land donated at low or no cost to Habitat are essential to continue our building efforts. The Wimberley Village Store is a major source of construction funds and has provided over half the resources needed for recent builds. The Walk 4 Habitat is a major fundraising event, and the organization is hoping for enthusiastic support from the Wimberley community.
Resistration fees for participation in the walk are $15 for individuals, $25 for families, and $50 for business sponsors.
Come on out, bring friends and family, and enjoy a pleasant morning walk that helps the community, too.
Early registration can be done online. Click here!