Color Me Rad Atlanta - Rockdale Country Emergency Relief Fund

Color Me Rad Atlanta - Rockdale Country Emergency Relief Fund

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This event will support the Housing Retention Program, preventing homelessness for families living and working in the community!

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Rockdale Country Emergency Relief Fund

Since 1967, Rockdale County Emergency Relief Fund, Inc. (RER) has been providing supportive services and assistance to individuals and families that are experiencing or are at risk of experiencing homelessness or displacement in the Conyers-Rockdale County community and, more recently, has had the opportunity to provide service opportunities to its neighboring communities.  RER’s services—to more than 10,000 people annually—include:

  • temporary financial assistance for (limited) first month rental fees and for past-due rental and mortgage fees and utlity service fees (electric, gas, and/or water service only), limited medical needs, and disasters such as fire;
  • a county-wide holiday assistance program;
  • a voucher program for shelter for individuals and families experiencing transiency;
  • distribution of seasonal comfort items such as fans and electric heaters;
  • administration of the allocated county funds from the Salvation Army and Project SHARE, serving as the Salvation Army Service Unit for Rockdale County;
  • administration of a community-based funeral fund;
  • management of the Rockdale Community Food Bank Program;
  • management of the Rockdale Emergency Relief Clothes Closet Program;
  • a free financial literacy course for RER’s Program participants and for all residents of the Conyers-Rockdale County community and its neighboring communities; and
  • a free literacy program that is offered to all residents of the Conyers-Rockdale County community and its neighboring communities.

RER is also the Rockdale County site for: the Bobby Dodd Institute Program, a program that provides work-readiness and employment services; the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) for the Atlanta Prosperity Campaign; and for the Georgia Legal Services Program.

What is Color Me Rad?

When Zoloft and balloon animals can't seem to raise your spirits, the best way to brighten your life is to run Color Me Rad 5K

Historically, running has only been acceptable when trying to escape the law, personal responsibility, the truth, and grizzly bears. 

Instead of running FROM something, get ready to run FOR something at this year’s Color Me Rad.  Run for the Hell of it.Color Me Rad is coming to a town near you with a tsunami of color that'll make colored tears of joy run down your cheeks and will renew your will to live.

After 5K of color bombardment, we guarantee your outlook will be brighter, your boyfriend will be more affectionate, your girlfriend will be less needy, the hair on your head will grow back and the hair on your back will fall out, your black and white TV will turn into 720p HD (I know you were hoping for 1080, but we organize races, we're not miracle workers), and your gray outlook will turn green like a spring morning.You’ll start off with a shirt as pure and white as your grandpa's dentures and you'll soak up enough color while running to change your skin tone forever.  You'll wind up looking like a pack of skittles – just make sure not to “taste the rainbow.”

So cast your DYE and get red in the face from Color Me Rad, and not from the embarrassment of passing up on the run of a lifetime.

How it works: Start out as clean as a newborn babe, and throughout the run, you'll coat your chaffing thighs with Color Bombs of bluegreenpinkpurple, and yellow until your face, shirt, and body come out silkscreened like a tie-dyed hippy on the other side.Each section of the run adds a new explosion of color to your clean, painter’s palate until you cross the finish line into a final blitzkrieg of color.  

What is the “color” in Color Me Rad?

You’re probably asking yourselves, “Is this really color being thrown at us or are the rainbows we’re seeing just God’s signal that it’ll never flood again?”Well I’m glad you asked.  This isn’t just smoke and mirrors.  This is non-toxic, non-rash-inducing, Kroger branded, colored corn-starch.  Subsidized by the government and processed in the good ol’ US of A, these blasts of starch will change your color, and your demeanor, but never your level of wellness.

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