After raising more than $40,000 in its virtual Walk for Hope in 2020, Housing Assistance Corporation hopes to double that amount with this year’s event.
HAC is seeking participants to raise $80,000 from year’s event, which is taking place Saturday, June 26. The Walk for Hope 2021 will be held virtually, allowing participants to walk at a time, length and location convenient for them.
Housing Assistance is holding a virtual info session via Zoom on Wednesday, March 31, from 4 to 5 p.m., when individuals and teams can learn why their participation is so critical and how they can support this year’s Walk for Hope. To RSVP for the kickoff, contact Event and Resource Development Coordinator Deanna Bussiere at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 508-771-5400, ext. 270.
“From last March to today, our agency has awarded over $2 million in financial assistance to 490 households in every town on Cape Cod and the Islands. In a typical year before COVID-19, that amount was between $250,000 and $350,000,” Housing Assistance Chief Development Officer Anne Van Vleck said. “That speaks to the staggering need we’re seeing from households which are struggling to pay their rent and mortgage and are at risk of losing their homes. By participating in this year’s Walk for Hope as a sponsor or a fundraiser, people can help address that need and ensure the housing crisis that has impacted our region for years isn’t worsened by the pandemic.”
People can walk on a treadmill, around their neighborhood, on a bike path, in a local park, or on their favorite beach. Last year’s Walk for Hope engaged participants throughout Cape Cod as well as New Hampshire and Arizona.
Funds raised from this year’s event will go directly to support Housing Assistance’s programs to keep individuals and families on Cape Cod and the Islands stably housed. Last year, the organization assisted nearly 6,200 households in our region; in an average year that number is closer to 5,000.
Businesses interested in sponsoring the Walk for Hope should contact Deanna Bussiere at email@example.com or at 508-771-5400, ext. 270.
Current event sponsors include Kevin P. Martin & Associates, Foley & Foley PC, and Snow’s Home and Garden as well as the agency’s Annual Corporate Sponsors Cape Cod Five, Shepley Wood Products, Cape Save, Mid-Cape Home Centers, Rogers Gray, Dellbrook JKS, and TrimBoard.