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Virtual race to raise money for tiny home village to help those experiencing homelessness

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Posted at 10:43 PM, May 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-24 22:43:54-04

INDIANAPOLIS — A virtual 5k will help raise money to build a tiny house village on the west side of Indianapolis to help those experiencing homelessness.

Fundraisers are hoping to raise up to $2,500 for the tiny house village planned near Lynhurst Drive and Morris Street. The land for the village was donated by the Lynhurst Baptist Church.

"Every dollar we've raised, we are excited we get to build another home," said Ryan Hayes, fundraising chair for Circle City Villages. "That's exactly with that interprets to. In this time a lot folks have been laid off, we may see an uptick in the folks requiring our homes."

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You can also sign up to run 10 miles, which organizers say is the average distance people experiencing homelessness travels to meet their basic needs.

The goal is to start building the village by the end of the year.

For more information on planning to run in a virtual race, click here.

You can view more information on running the virtual race and the tiny home village here.