From Tod Dimmick –
UCC Medfield enters the New Life 5k Trail Run
UCC Medfield has entered a team in the New Life 5k Trail Run since the event began. Rich Frank, an organizer of the team, says that the church is a passionate supporter of the mission of New Life Furniture Bank of MA. “Our team (and church) members love New Life Furniture Bank,” he said. “The largest portion of our annual giving budget is directed towards housing/homelessness, and we have several ministries that serve those experiencing homelessness. New Life serves a critical need… and we’ve witnessed just how impactful that experience can be.”
New Life Furniture Bank of MA collects high-quality gently-used furniture and household essentials that are made available at no cost to individuals and families transitioning out of homelessness. In the midst of the pandemic in 2020, New Life found a way to safely serve almost 500 families. The Medfield-based not-for-profit organization operates a Walpole Donation Center, and serves the MetroWest and Greater Boston area.
To Frank, the big picture is important. He says, “New Life helps restore dignity to and removes a tremendous burden from their clients.”
This year, the 5k organizers hope that participants will have the choice of whether to participate in-person on May 8th at Medfield State Hospital, or virtually between April 17th and May 8th.
New Life 5k Trail Run registration and information is available at www.newlifefb.org/5k. There are discounts for teams of four or more, and new teams are welcome. The registration fee is $30. T-Shirts are available for purchase. Those interested in being a sponsor, volunteering, donating home furnishings, or making a financial contribution are encouraged to visit www.newlifefb.org.
Other teams participating this year include Team Babson, Yates, Walk Ins Welcome, Soles of Medfield, Eliot Church XC, and others.
UCC Medfield welcomes new runners on the team. If you’d like to know more, email Rich Frank at email@example.com “We’re open to have anyone join our team,” he says.