A Marquette church hosts Support Puerto Rico 5k Fun Run this weekend

News

MARQUETTE, MICH (WJMN) — A group of 20 youth group members are heading to Puerto Rico to help rebuild and restore the Island from the recent hurricanes.

” I think it’s been such a devastation to them, just having that outreach from another community is going to mean a lot to them. And it’ll be vice-versa, we’re gonna learn a lot and their gonna teach us a lot, ” says Kelsey Nordengren, the Christian Education Director at First Presbyterian Church of Marquette.

In the summer of 2020, the youth group will be re-building houses along with having vacation bible school with local kids in the community.

The 5k fun run, which will take place in Lower Harbor Park at 3 p.m. on Saturday, is a way for the youth group to raise the money they need to travel to Puerto Rico. 

” To see the community come out and support them and see some of our church members as well just come and support them finically and also emotionally, ” continues Nordengren.

Nordengren says taking young people on a trip like this is going to be an eye-opening experience for them. 

” I think it’s gonna be very eye-opening with the hurricane devastation that happened in 2017. And I think it’ll be a great cultural experience for the kids as well, ” says Nordengren.

If you would like to participate in the fun run on Saturday, registration begins at 2:30 in Lower Harbor Park. The cost to run is $25. A link to online registration and more information can be found here.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest News Video

LOCAL 3 WEDNESDAY'S WEATHER FORECAST 10/23/2019

Thumbnail for the video titled "LOCAL 3 WEDNESDAY'S WEATHER FORECAST 10/23/2019"

New cancer vaccine

Thumbnail for the video titled "New cancer vaccine"

LOCAL 3 TUESDAY OVERNIGHT WEATHER FORECAST 10/22/2019

Thumbnail for the video titled "LOCAL 3 TUESDAY OVERNIGHT WEATHER FORECAST 10/22/2019"

Room at the Inn in search of volunteers

Thumbnail for the video titled "Room at the Inn in search of volunteers"

Bay College seeks millage approval on November 5 ballot

Thumbnail for the video titled "Bay College seeks millage approval on November 5 ballot"

Two people found dead in Marquette home

Thumbnail for the video titled "Two people found dead in Marquette home"