SIA's annual walk-run to benefit displaced families

Mar 29, 2012

An area manufacturer is doing its part to provide shelter for certain households in Greater Lafayette.

Subaru of Indiana Automotive is teaming up with Faith Ministries and the American Red Cross to build the SIA Safe Haven Home.

Executive Vice President Tom Easterday says the facility will play an important role in the community.

"When there are either natural disasters or there might be a case of domestic abuse, when there's a family or someone in need of a home on a very temporary basis, that that can be provided for them and the amenities in that home can be there and available right away to meet their need."

Fundraising for the project comes from SIA’s annual charity walk-run event. Easterday hopes participants will come out to help achieve the goal for the Safe Haven Home project.

"This year the goal is set at $70,000, but we'd like to raise more than that to ensure that, not only can the entire home be built at one time, but also to place some very nice amenities inside the home for the comfort of those in need due to, again, a natural disaster, or domestic violence."

Sponsorships and registration fees will help cover the cost of the three bedroom house, which will be located on Faith’s campus in Lafayette. Easterday says they've already raised $30,000.

The event takes place Saturday, October 13, and includes a family-friendly walk along with 5K and 10K races with a Halloween theme. You can find more information about it HERE.