Hello Habitat Mud
I want to thank you
for being a part of the Habitat Mud Run! I hope that you had fun
participating in the run. It was a labor of love for many people to plan
and build the course for this event. Over 200 volunteers worked the day of
the event to put on a fun and challenging event. Hopefully, we raised
awareness of the need for affordable housing in Putnam County.
You may have heard
through the grapevine that we will no longer be putting on the Mud Run. The
decision was made after much prayer and discussion. Several things factored
into the decision. First and foremost, the amount of staff and volunteer
time that it takes to pull off an event of this size in a time when our
efforts need to be focused on preparing West End Place for construction.
West End Place is the most ambitious project PCHFH has ever attempted and
there is much to do in terms of fundraising, recruiting volunteers and
building the infrastructure to allow us to build homes for 52 Habitat
families. In addition, it is becoming increasingly difficult and expensive
to find insurance companies that are willing to insure high risk activities
like a Mud Run. The expense of the insurance would have greatly impacted
the net profit of such an event.
The Habitat Mud Run
was a well-loved event in Cookeville. We promised the community a bigger
and better 2016 Habitat Mud Run and in that light, it feels bad to cancel
the event. But, the decision was made with the needs of the main mission of
PCHFH in mind, which is to BUILD HOMES in partnership with God and families
in need. By focusing our small staff resources to other, more profitable
ways to raise money, we believe we will be better able to do the work of
this ministry in serving families.
I hope you
understand the reasons we felt the need to hang up our running shoes and
move on to other endeavors. YOU made the Habitat Mud Run a great event and
we hope you take the memories of those good times with you into the New
Year. I also hope you will continue to support PCHFH in the future as we
work to meet the need for affordable housing in our community.
If you hear of any
other organizations that would like to take over the Mud Run, please let
them know that we would help them in any way we could.
Thank you again for
being part of the Habitat Mud Run!
Habitat for Humanity