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Habitat for Humanity hosts Raise the Roof 5K

Yusra Shakaib
Participants ran the 5K indoors due to inclement weather.

The Habitat for Humanity Raise the Roof 5K was on Sept. 17 at Hinsdale Central High School. The event raised money for the club’s trip to West Virginia next summer.

Initially, the run was going to be held outside on the school’s track. Due to bad weather, the organizers moved the 5K to the indoor track.

“It was really fun,” said Mira Cunningham, junior. “Even though we had to move it inside, we still had a great time.”

Being in Habitat for Humanity involves working various fundraisers throughout the year. 

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This year, the 5K allows for club members to travel to West Virginia during this upcoming summer. In West Virginia, club members can help build houses for those in need. 

“The 5K was awesome,” said Patrick Cahill, junior. “I can’t wait to do it again next year.”

Planning for the 5K began in March of last year, with club members calling other communities to help with the 5K in different aspects. 

“It went great,” said Kelly Owens, social studies teacher and club sponsor of Habitat for Humanity. “We exceeded our fundraising goals with over $25,000 in total raised.”

The 5K wasn’t just open to students and staff, but the club also advertised to the community with the help of local businesses such as the Hinsdale Bank.

Mascots from McDonald’s were stationed in the gym during the 5K. (Yusra Shakaib)

The club is partnering with the Hanson Center for their next event.

To learn more about Habitat for Humanity, click here

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Tobi Oranu
Tobi Oranu, Writer
Tobi Oranu, junior, is ecstatic to be a writer for the Devils' Advocate. He likes Popeyes, plays for the Hinsdale Central Red Devils varsity football team and likes to play Fortnite. As well, he is a Carolina Panthers fan. You can contact Tobi at [email protected].
Yusra Shakaib
Yusra Shakaib, Writer
Yusra Shakaib, junior, is eager to write for the Devils' Advocate this year. Yusra has participated in MSA, Habitat for Humanity, and Ambassadors. In her free time, she likes hanging out with friends, shopping, drawing, and baking. You can contact Yusra at [email protected].

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