Run for charity

Students to raise money for nonprofits

The Fish and Bread Project and One Community Church are hosting a charity 5k trail run Saturday, April 26. The race will take place at 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at One Body in Christ Ministries at 406 Briar Cliff Road, Lynchburg, Va.

The Fish and Bread Project is a ministry involving all of the men’s dormitories on the hill, whose purpose is to help support two non-profit organizations.

Matthew Short, the resident director for dorms 18 and 22, said he began The Fish and Bread Project in the fall of 2012 as a way to encourage Liberty students to be active in supporting ministries through both giving and prayer.

The Fish and Bread 5k was organized as part of an ongoing effort to raise money for the two ministries the project supports, the Blue Ridge Pregnancy Center and Axiom Sports United.
The Blue Ridge Pregnancy Center, located in Lynchburg, provides support for pregnant women. According to the center’s website, the ministry attempts to serve both the practical and spiritual needs of these women by providing financial support as well as biblical counseling.

Axiom Sports United is a sports camp ministry whose mission is to spread the gospel through the universal appeal of sports.

Nearly $10,000 has been raised so far for the race, but the goal is to raise $30,000 by April 26, according to Short.

According to Resident Assistant James Snyder, the money raised from the 5k will be split equally between the two organizations.

Participants can contribute money by creating an account on the Fund Easy page for the race and getting people to sponsor them, Snyder explained. According to Snyder, the Fund Easy page can be reached through The Fish and Bread Project Facebook page.

According to the event website, every runner who raises at least $25 will be entered in a drawing for a $50 Chipotle gift card. The top 25 male and female finishers in the race will be eligible to win a Go Pro Hero 3+ Camera if they have also raised a minimum of $25.

For more information on how to sign up for this race, visit or The Fish and Bread Project’s Facebook page.

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