House of Ruth ‘Walk-a-Mile’ postponed due to weather concerns

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UPDATE:

The Walk-a-Mile event is now postponed due to weather concerns. A date and time will be announced later.

ORIGINAL REPORT:

DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — If you want to help the House of Ruth with relief for sexual assault or domestic violence, the organization is giving people a chance to “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes.”

The House of Ruth helps victims impacted by sexual assault or domestic violence in Henry and the surrounding 8 counties.

These include court advocacy, counseling, housing assistance, education, and anything else the victim needs to become stable again.

You can help support their cause by strapping on some high heels and strutting your stuff.

“It is where men will be walking in red high-heeled shoes, dressed in costumes or anything they would like in an effort to help us with this cause,” Executive Director Angela Underwood said.

The event is taking place this Saturday, April 10, at Kiwanis Park with registration starting at 8:30 a.m., and the walk starting at 10 a.m.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, events had to be canceled last year, but now, the House of Ruth is looking forward to getting back out in the community.

“It was a tough year for fundraising because we couldn’t do our fundraising last year,” Underwood said. “That’s why we are reaching out to our community this year to help us continue our services.”

The House of Ruth is also making plans for their candlelight vigil in October and their gift-wrapping fundraiser in December, which they couldn’t hold last year due to the pandemic, and plan for this year to be back to normal.

“We plan to continue our services. We will be back in the community and court systems more,” Underwood said. “We will go back at capacity at the shelter and will continue what we started in the surrounding counties and that services to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.”

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