5B REALTORS for Veterans Fun Run

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Lion's Park Hailey, ID

IDAHO MOUNTAIN EXPRESS

Fun Run Will Help Fund Housing for Veterans

Posted: Friday, September 16, 2016 4:00 am

    The Sun Valley Board of Realtors Community Foundation is launching a new veterans housing assistance program, 5B Realtors for Veterans, with a 5k Fun Run on Saturday, Oct. 1, at Lions Park in Hailey.

    Registration is available online at www.5BVeterans.org. Registrations completed before Sept. 15 receive a race-day shirt.  Check-in for race participants, including day-of registrants, begins at 9 a.m.  Grumpy’s in Ketchum is providing a post-race lunch (tickets are available for purchase upon registration) and Sawtooth Brewery is providing free beer.

    A first-of-its-kind program in the Wood River Valley, 5B Realtors for Veterans will give all proceeds raised from the Fun Run to sustainable housing for local veterans and their families.

    According to the 2010-2014 U.S. Census, there are about 1,500 Blaine County veterans and an alarming number of them and their families live below the poverty line, the Board of  Realtors stated in a press release. Nationwide, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that about 1.4 million veterans are deemed “at risk of homelessness due to poverty, lack of support networks, and dismal living conditions in overcrowded or substandard housing.”

    “Veterans across the nation, not just locally, sacrifice their lives to protect us,” said Amanda Ornelas, chief executive officer of the Sun Valley Board of Realtors Community Foundation. “By attending this 5K Fun Run, Wood River Valley community members can be a part of providing the most basic needs to our local heroes. We owe them at least that much.”

    For more information about 5B Realtors for Veterans, visit www.5BVeterans.org or call 208-726-7764.  

    Founded in 2004, the Sun Valley Board of Realtors Community Foundation’s (www.SunValleyRealtors.org) mission is to provide various programs to improve quality of life and make a difference in the Wood River Valley.

THE WEEKLY SUN

Join 5K Fun Run for Housing Assitance Program

The sun Valley board of realtors Community Foundation will launch its new veterans housing assistance program, 5b realtors for Veterans, with a 5k Fun run beginning at 9 a.m. saturday, Oct. 1 at Lions park in Hailey. Grumpy’s will provide a post-race lunch and sawtooth brewery will provide free beer.

A first-of-its-kind program in the Wood river Valley, 5b realtors for Veterans will give 100 percent of the proceeds raised from the 5K Fun run to sustainable housing for local veterans and their families.

According to the most recent U.s. Census, there are approx- imately 1,500 blaine County veterans and an alarming number
of them and their families live below the poverty line. Nation- wide, the U.s. Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that roughly 1.4 million veterans are deemed “at risk of homelessness due to poverty, lack of support networks, and dismal living condi- tions in overcrowded or substandard housing.”

For more information about 5b realtors for Veterans, and to register, visit www.5bVeterans.org or call (208) 726-7764.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Make 5B Homeless Vet Free by Attending 1st Annual 5K Fun Run for First Ever Veteran Housing Assistance Program in the Wood River Valley

Ketchum, Idaho – The Sun Valley Board of Realtors Community Foundation is launching their new veterans housing assistance program, 5B Realtors for Veterans, with a 1st annual 5k Fun Run on Saturday, October 1st at Lions Park in Hailey. Registration is available online at www.5BVeterans.org.

Registrations completed before September 15 receive a race-day shirt. Check-in for race participants, including day-of registrants, begins at 9AM. Grumpy’s is providing a post-race lunch (tickets are available for purchase upon registration), and Sawtooth Brewery is providing free beer.

A first-of- its-kind program in the Wood River Valley, 5B Realtors for Veterans will give 100% of the proceeds raised from the 5K Fun Run to sustainable housing for local veterans and their families.

According to the 2010-2014 U.S. Census, there are approximately 1,500 Blaine County veterans and an alarming number of them and their families live below the poverty line. Nationwide, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) estimates that roughly 1.4 million veterans are deemed “at risk of homelessness due to poverty, lack of support networks, and dismal living conditions in overcrowded or substandard housing.”

“Veterans across the nation, not just locally, sacrifice their lives to protect us. By attending this 5K Fun Run, Wood River Valley community members can be a part of providing the most basic needs to our local heroes,” said Amanda Ornelas, Chief Executive Officer, Sun Valley Board of Realtors Community Foundation. “We owe them at least that much.”

Sun Valley Board of Realtors Community Foundation is aware of various families in the area that do not have adequate housing; and 5B Realtors for Veterans is designed to change that. The launch of this new program is the initial step in improving the lives of the Valley’s veterans, and the commitment to ensure that the nationwide epidemic of veterans homelessness never severely impacts our county.

For more information about 5B Realtors for Veterans, please visit www.5BVeterans.org or call (208) 726-7764.

About Sun Valley Board of Realtors Community Foundation:

Founded in 2004, the Sun Valley Board of Realtors Community Foundation’s (www.SunValleyRealtors.org) mission is to provide various programs to improve quality of life and make a difference in the Wood River Valley. The Foundation continues making a difference with increased community cooperation, outreach and program expansion.

The foundation programs include: 

  • Scholarships: awarded over $200,000 to Blaine County students in scholarship dollars. 
  • Holiday Baskets: raised $530,00 to provide food and gifts of warmth to over 400 families in need every year.
  • Veterans Housing: continuous financial support for a local Vietnam veteran for over a decade.
  • Realtors for Air: contributed $200,000 by realtors as ongoing investment to provide air service into Hailey/Sun Valley in support of creating tourism and jobs.
  • Fire Response: raised $67,000 for local firefighters who saved our communities during the Castle Rock and Beaver Creek fires.
  • Habitat for Humanity: provided a $10,000 matching grant program.

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Current Sponsors

Lisa Brait
Lenore Carroll
Matt Ward
Sun Valley Title Company
Joanne Wetherall
Blaine County Title
Jim Figge
Paul Kenny
Sawtooth Brewery
Caron Shay
Marc Reinemann
AB Denver
Jed Gray
Jim Loyd
Stephanie Bourgette
DL Evans Bank
Sandra Caulkins
Pam Colesworthy
Zions Bank
Sonja Huntsman
Magleby Construction
Grady & Heather Burnett
Sheila Liermann
Sun Valley Board of REALTORs
Suzanne Hausner
Suzanne Williams
Sue Engelmann
Sara Gorham
Grumpy's
Mike McCann
Alex Higgins
Tim Jeneson Insurance
Thomas Heinrich
Amy Marx
Matt Bogue
Alex Hughes
ESS
Cindy Ward
Cox Communications
James Kuehn
Brian Bourgette
Maureen Patterson
Washington Federal