Run for the Hungry Gifts Distributed to Groups

On the heels of the very successful 12th annual Thanksgiving Day Run for the Hungry, checks were distributed back to organizations in the foothill communities that are in need of help this holiday season.

The Roger Barkley Community Center Board of Directors chose the following organizations to assist this year from the Run for the Hungry's proceeds: Door of Hope, Union Station Rescue Mission, and the Keller Williams Cares Foundation

Door of Hope, under the direction of Jim Kermath, is located at 669 N. Los Robles Ave. in Pasadena, and provides housing to single women and children as well as families. According to Kermath, donations were down about 56% compared to last year because of the various hurricane relief efforts. Kermath said he was very grateful for the RBCC's gift.

Union Station Foundation in Pasadena is the San Gabriel Valley's largest private agency serving the poor and homeless. Union Station offers emergency and transitional housing for individuals and families, hot meals, career development, job placement, health care, case management services and substance abuse recovery support.

KW Cares (Keller Williams Foundation)is a foundation set up by Keller Williams agents to put money back into the communities in which they work.

Organizations in the local communities that assist the needy and would like to apply for funds from Run for the Hungry, may send requests to The Roger Barkley Community Center, 4469 Chevy Chase Drive, La Cañada, CA 91011.Photo by Terry HendricksonGIVING AND RECEIVING -- Mike Derian and Nick Avedissian, at left, receive a check on behalf of the Keller Williams Foundation from Rebecca Harvey, chairman of the Roger Barkley Community Center's Run for the Hungry, and Greg Boyer, who serves on the RBCC's board of directors. Also receiving proceeds from the annual run were the Door of Hope and Union Station, both of which operate in Pasadena.20051222irv232nc(LA)

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