Community Missions' annual race benefits hungry and homeless in Niagara County
Community Missions will hold its annual Duck Race, presented by Fidelis Care, at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 25, as part of the Canal Fest of the Tonawandas. The race will take place in the Erie Canal between Tonawanda and North Tonawanda.
This year, 2,400 plastic ducks are available for entry into the race for a chance to win $500 for first place, $250 for second place, a $150 Wegmans gift card for third place or 15 other runner-up prizes.
Ducks can be purchased for $5, six for $25, 13 for $50, or 30 for $100. They are available online at www.communitymissions.org or at the Community Missions tent during the weeklong Canal Fest.
All event proceeds benefit Community Missions' crisis services programs. For more information, contact Andrea Gray at 285-3403, ext. 2225, or [email protected].
Gray is pictured in the agency's kitchen with one of the ducks.
Since its founding in 1925, Community Missions has provided a unique blend of referral, crisis, community support, and residential services for youth and adults. In 2014, the agency provided more than 76,000 meals and 10,000 nights of care to neglected or abused children and homeless adults. Additional agency programs serve adults and youth with psychiatric disabilities, parolees, at-risk youth and other underserved populations in both residential and recovery-oriented settings.
For more information, visit www.communitymissions.org.