When Pigs Fly... a Home will be built!

When Pigs Fly... a Home will be built!

From Monica Craven

I am running MY FIRST MARATHON to support the home building efforts of Habitat for Humanity of Mahoning County, Ohio. Every dollar raised will benefit a low income familiy.

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Running my first marathon - Yikes!

My name is Monica and I am the Executive Director for Habitat in Mahoning County Ohio.  I have been involved in Habitat for 11 years and I have "Habit-itus". :)  It's an affliction where you love and are addicted to the work of Habitat for Humanity. I love creating places where lifetimes of memories are going to be made. Nothing is better.

Through my work with Habitat I have built homes in nine states as well as Haiti. I have served as an AmeriCorps member, Construction Manager, Volunteer Coordinator, and most recently as an Executive Director in Youngstown, Ohio. I even spent one summer biking across the country as part of the Habitat Bicycle Challenge.  

Running has never been my thing. I always enjoyed biking and triathlons but decided that I needed a new challenge and a new motivation, so out of the blue I decided to run the Flying Pig Marathon in Cincinati this May. I was planning to do this for my health and well being but thought, why not take the chance to make a difference while I do it!  Besides if I get all of you to sponsor me, then I can't give up no matter how badly it hurts!

So please consider helping change lives through high quality homes in Ohio by sponsoring my race. The families we are able to help here everyday will thank you sincerely for every dollar.  

And if you happen to be in Cincinati on May 4th... you can come see what happens when "pigs fly!" 

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