Chocolate Run This Weekend

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Simeon Ike

Registration is currently open for Open Hearts Community Mission”s 4th Annual Chocolate Run. The event will take place at 9 p.m. on Saturday in the RAC Pavilion. The event is held to benefit the construction of a 30-bed homeless shelter by Open Hearts Community Mission.

The 30-bed homeless shelter has a definitive purpose, as outlined on its website: “to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, restore the downtrodden and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”

According to the Statesboro Herald, Reverend Jim Lewis, executive director of Open Hearts Community Mission, along with board of directors chairman, Debra Mobley are spearheading the construction of the homeless shelter. Open Hearts Community Mission is attempting to surpass the total of $32,000 raised at last year’s Chocolate Run.

The Chocolate Run offsets some costs for the shelter as well citizens and donors in the Bulloch community. “The community has been so generous with donations and support – churches, individuals, civic groups,” Debra Mobley, chairwoman of the board of directors for Open Hearts, said. “Because of the generous community, when the building is completed, it will be debt free.”

Registration for the Chocolate Run will close the day of the event. For more information on the Chocolate Run and to register, go to