A couple of members of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors will be among those going on a walk this Memorial Day, a very long walk for some.
On May 27, Supervisor Pete Candland, R- Gainesville, will begin an all-day hike, called Walk for Prince William, to help raise money for local non-profits. Supervisor Mike May, R-Occoquan will join in the initial segment of the walk, and representatives of the participating non-profits have been invited to walk all or part of the 30-mile route.
Walk for Prince William will begin at 6 a.m. from the Hilda Barg Homeless Prevention Center in Woodbridge and end at the Haymarket Town Hall. It is expected to finish at 6 p.m.
The event is raising money for several community non-profits including: Azalea Charities, Securing Emergency Resources through Volunteer Efforts, Action in Community Through Service, Hilda Barg Homeless Prevention Center, Officer Chris Yung Fund, Youth Apostles Institute-Don Bosco Center and Lance Cpl. Nick and Samantha Thom of Homes for Our Troops.
Rise Up Prince William and Azalea Charities are sponsoring the first annual Walk for Prince William and hope to raise $30,000 or $1,000 per mile.
The 30-mile trek will have the following rest stops at every five mile point along the route: McCoart Government Building, Don Bosco Center, the SERVE campus and the Prince William County Police Department, Western District.
“Prince William County is a large, diverse county, but what brings us together is our communities and the desire to make Prince William a better place to live for all, especially for those who are in need,” Candland said in a press release. “Walk for Prince William is about helping and giving back to our community, and my colleagues and I are up for the 30-mile challenge, getting a new perspective of the county we serve.”
For more information and to donate, visit https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/walkforprincewilliam.
Donors will be able to choose which organization that they would like to donate to, or they can donate to the general fund, in which the monies collected will be evenly distributed to the participating non-profits.