WCS sponsored the 6th Annual Back on My Feet Bash on Wednesday, November 12, at the Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards.
The Baltimore Bash was Back on My Feet Baltimore’s largest event of the year and largest Bash ever. Funds raised will enable Back on My Feet to sustain current programming for those experiencing homelessness and expand into new facilities. Support comes at a critical time when homeless facilities here in Baltimore are struggling with a higher demand than ever before.
Back on My Feet is a national for-purpose 501(c)3 organization that uses running to help those experiencing homelessness change the way they see themselves so they can make real change in their lives that results in employment and independent living.
The organization’s mission is not to create runners within the homeless population, but to use running to create self-sufficiency in the lives of those experiencing homelessness. The program’s success is measured by how many members obtaining independence through employment, job training and housing.
Through dedication and hard work, residential members (those experiencing homelessness) earn the opportunity to create a new road for themselves. Running leads to personal transformation and dedication to the program leads to access to training, employment and housing resources. Through community and corporate support, the program strives to change the perception of homelessness.