Sometimes, feeling small can be a good thing. Sometimes, it simply means you are part of something bigger than yourself. When our team connected with the Roanoke Rescue Mission to create commemorative car magnets for this year's Drumstick DASH, that's the feeling we got — and we are humbled by it.
For those unfamiliar with the annual 5K, the Drumstick DASH raises close to $250,000 for the Rescue Mission, a comprehensive homeless shelter serving the Roanoke Valley.
These funds cover the shelter's kitchen budget for an entire year, the kitchen staff's salaries and necessary cooking equipment. More than 13,000 runners and walkers from around the country took part in the Thanksgiving Day race.
As participants filed in and out of the Mission during registration week to pick up their race packets, members from our Magnets USA team were there selling magnets. All the proceeds — which rang in at $2,000 — were donated to the Rescue Mission.
Today, we had the great honor of presenting that money to DASH organizer Uneita Matthews and Rescue Mission CEO Joy Sylvester-Johnson. We can't thank them enough for making us a first-time sponsor of this worthwhile community tradition.
If you are lucky enough to be a part of the miracle that is the Rescue Mission, then you are lucky enough.
Drumstick DASH organizer Uneita Matthews and Joy Sylvester-Johnson, Rescue Mission CEO, with their commemorative magnets.