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5K run to benefit Social & Human Services Students

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Once again, folks are set to take part in the Social and Human Services Club 5K, a fun fund-raiser to help a popular Pasco-Hernando State College organization that helps so many within the community.

An event notice read, “Please help us help others. The Social & Human Services club at Pasco-Hernando State College in Brooksville, FL, is seeking your help with an event to benefit Social & Human Services Students. The event takes place on our North Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Brooksville, FL, on Sunday, March 19, 2023, from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm.”

Associate Professor and Human Services Program Director Eddie Williams stated that this race stands to benefit the many worthwhile projects and activities undertaken by the Social and Human Services Club at PHSC. When this club first started, they had pledged to help students in need; and now their mission has expanded to encompass the entire community.

The Human Services Club provides a platform that allows for cooperation and communication among area human service/mental health professionals, faculty, and students. The club collects donations for kids who need food and shelter at the college, has made Easter baskets for the Boys and Girls Club, provided services for veterans, built a Habitat for Humanity house in Pasco, made dinners at Hernando facilities that help the homeless and those struggling with addiction and mental illness and over the holidays has spearheaded massive donations of food, clothes, and gifts for Metropolitan Ministries.

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“The proceeds from the social and human services 5K events benefit various non for profit organizations in Hernando County,” Williams said. “The Human Services Club donates clothes, food, and school supplies to People Helping People. Also, the social and human services club has donated to NAMI of Hernando, Metropolitan Ministries, Dawn Center, and Boys and Girls Club of Hernando.”

The 5K run event has enjoyed a long and popular ‘run’ at PHSC. “The human services club has been hosting running events since 2016,” Williams explained. “I’m an avid runner myself.”

In Williams’ eyes, the best and most exciting part of the event is the opportunity to help so many community help agencies throughout Hernando County. “The human services club is excited about Partnering with various nonprofit organizations,” he said.

Runners are encouraged to arrive no later than 7:30 am to pick up goody bags, sign waivers and receive bib numbers outside the A-building. The campus will open at 6:30 am for the early birds. Please call Dr. Eddie Williams for further details or questions at 352-251-8899.
Visit https://tinyurl.com/4xtujpt2 to register.

Megan Hussey
Megan Hussey
Megan Hussey is a features journalist and author who is the winner of Florida Press Association honors and a certificate of appreciation from LINCS (Family Support Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention Task Force) and Sunrise Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center for her newspaper coverage of these issues. She graduated cum laude from Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., with a journalism major and English/sociology minor, and previously wrote for publications that include the Pasco editions of The Tampa Tribune and Tampa Bay Times. A native of Indiana, she lives in Florida.
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