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Norristown Farm Park401 N. Whitehall Road Norristown, PA 19403
The Norristown Hospitality Center (NHC) serving Montgomery County provides food and shelter while empowering residents and their families in the face of hardship.The Hospitality Center, located in Norristown, serves the Homeless and the low income population. The Center’s clients come from across the region but come to Norristown because many services are located here. We lift a life one person at a time with the goal to provide immediate assistance through our services, while facilitating growth and promoting independence so patrons no longer require assistance. Below are a few more facts about how we serve the county:
o We are the only ministry in Norristown that provides breakfast 6 days a week. In fiscal year (July 14, 2014-June 15, 2015) we served 20,003 breakfasts and the Shelter was accessed was 26,925 times. Both men and women are served equally (50% each), and most clients are adults from 18-64 years old. The racial/ethnic makeup of clients is 48% African American, 46% Caucasian, 5% Hispanic, and 1% Asian/Pacific Islander.
o We provide social services and addictions counseling free and without an appointment to the community 6 days every week. In a day our staff and volunteers may see about 87 people on average who are seeking shelter or services at the Center. Services include: showers, phone, fax, copies, mail contracts (if they don't have their own address), toiletries and food baskets, lockers, optional devotions, counseling.
Poverty is complex. We are seeing more and more members of the middle class fall into poverty, due to the job and housing crisis. The Norristown Hospitality Center offers hope. Please register for our "Sole Harvest" 5K Run/Walk where all proceeds will go directly to serving those facing hardship.
Can’t attend but want to support the homeless and the less fortunate? Fundraising opportunities are available here:
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Event details and schedule
This is a rain or shine event which starts promptly at 9am.
9/09/2015 - Online registration closes at 11:59pm
9/12/2015 - Day of registration starts at 7:30am - 8:30am
- Amenities: T-shirts will be provided to those who have registered by September 9th. Refreshments, plenty of parking, and course maps will be provided at the registration table. A time clock at the finish line and instant results are all part of the package. No refunds or mailed awards.
- Location/Registration: Starts across from the Norristown Area High School which is at the 401 N. Whitehall Road entrance of the Farm Park. Park. Please arrive by 8am to pick up your amenities.
Bring the following items to donate and be entered in our race day raffle!
On race day, we will enter you into a raffle for toiletries, new packs of man's and women's underwear, breakfast foods, each container of dry milk powder, styrofoam cups (8oz), non-dairy powdered creamer, coffee (ground, regular), or 5lb bags of sugar you bring to donate! These are items the center provides daily.