Community members showed up to support Hope Resource Center Saturday

BEDFORD – Hope Resource Center in Bedford, provides multiple types of care to incoming families by answering tough questions and helping them handle difficult situations.

Race participants gathered together

April Haskett, Executive Director at Hope Resource Center, said that the 5K Run and two-mile walk, as well as the Ride for Hope Motorcycle ride help to provide the needed funds for them to continue to provide their services to expecting and current families.

Executive Director April Haskett

“We couldn’t have asked for better weather for today with the events we have going on for Hope Resource Center,” said Haskett. “These two events are some of the biggest events we hold throughout the year to help raise money and awareness for the center.”

Some of the volunteers at the 5k and two mile walk

Haskett shared other events that take place through the year for community members to keep an eye out for, so they can continue helping serve the community further.

“We have our banquet in the Fall and Serving Hope in January with some restaurants in the area supporting us with some of the money they earned through the day, and they help support Hope through the whole year, but we will always take whatever help is available.”

Although there weren’t many runners during the morning run, Wyatt Craig was the fastest male runner, and Janice Wisely was the fastest female runner during the event.

The group then moved to the American Legion Gillen Post 33 on X Street in Bedford for the Ride for Hope event. Motorcyclists gathered to ride an 80 mile course that led through Loogootee and wrapped back around to Bedford.

The group gave donations, purchased shirts for the ride, and made their way out after receiving safety rules for the ride.