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Jobs For Life Walk-A-Thon Highlights Financial Fitness

Participants line up at Dwight P. Mitchell Park, to register for the walk.

Ralph Heibutzki, Spirit Correspondent

Residents seeking financial and physical fitness turned out for an event that combined both interests — the Summit Financial Wellness and Mosaic CCDA Jobs for Life Programs Walk-a-thon, held on October 22, in downtown Benton Harbor. The two-mile route took those who participated from Dwight P. Mitchell City Center Park, 100 E. Main St., Benton Harbor, and finished at the Benton Harbor Welcome Center, 205 Territorial Road, in the Benton Harbor Arts District.

The Walkathon served as a fundraiser for both organizations, who focus on improving residents’ well-being through financial education and job readiness classes, seminars and programs. Participants had to preregister, which then allowed them to collect money for both organizations through pledges from local businesses and residents. Pledge forms were available at Summit’s and Mosaic’s offices, as well as Souls Ground Cafe, 234 Territorial Road, Benton Harbor.

The Job for Life Program, 1804 M-139, Benton Harbor, promotes “the dignity of work”, preparation for employment, while addressing any roadblocks that applicants may encounter. For more information, visit: Financial Wellness conducts FREE financial education every Thursday night, at 6 p.m. at the Consortium Building, 175 W. Main St., Benton Harbor. For more information, visit:

Several area organizations cosponsored the event, including Allan Volker Realty, Bethel Christian Restoration Center, Loan Depot, and The Inn at Harbor Shores.

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