Runners and walkers headed to downtown Fairmont early this morning for the 10th Annual Dash of Hope.
Participants, local businesses, and churches donated time and money to the West Virginia Rescue Ministries Union of Fairmont. More than 50 runners participated in the Dash of Hope and officials say their continued support is vital to the organization.
“Everything that we do comes from donations from individuals, business, churches. To have an event and have people show up—you can do a lot of planning, but if people don’t come, it doesn’t matter. An event is made by people, and these people make the event. We’re incredibly thankful for them being here,” said WVRM Development Director Brandon Rohrbacker.
The Union of Fairmont provides food and shelter to those in need through the generosity of the Marion County community.