Cary organization that helps homeless families holds Labor Day benefit run

CARY, N.C. (WNCN) – A Cary organization that provides life and financial management skills and short-term housing to homeless, working families with children held their annual race to raise money for the cause on Monday.

The Carrying Place has been helping working, homeless families for 23 years (Durrell Johnson/CBS North Carolina)
The Carrying Place has been helping working, homeless families for 23 years (Durrell Johnson/CBS North Carolina)

The Carrying Place’s 9th Annual Labor Day Race for Home was held Monday morning at 8 a.m. at Koka Booth Amphitheatre and featured a 10K, 5K and Fun Mile.

The Carrying Place has been teaching homeless, working families with children life skills for attaining independent living for 23 years.

Leslie Covington, executive director of The Carrying Place, said she was thrilled with the turnout for the race.

The 9th Annual Labor Day Race for Home was held in Cary Monday (Durrell Johnson/CBS North Carolina)
The 9th Annual Labor Day Race for Home was held in Cary Monday (Durrell Johnson/CBS North Carolina)

“This is actually a beautiful thing to see people actually coming out on Labor Day morning,” she said. They could be asleep getting their rest but they’re coming out, they’re running, they’re supporting the families and they’re getting healthy. It’s a beautiful thing.”

All proceeds from the event go to supporting the mission of the group. A mission that Kim Adams, a participant from the area who now lives in Georgia, can get behind.

“I’m from North Carolina. I’m from this area and to be able to support a local charity that is helping families that I grew up around or I grew up near means a lot to me, which is why we were willing to travel five hours to come here and support it,” she said.

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