St. George Color Me Rad Habitat for Humanity
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The popular St. George Color Me Rad event will be back on Saturday, Oct. 17. Now in its sixth year, Color Me Rad will be bigger, badder, and radder than ever before with double the color stations, free photos, and a new gel color. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Ridge Top Complex, located at 317 S. Donlee Dr. in St. George, and a portion of the registrations fees will go to Habitat for Humanity of Soutwest Utah.

“We love our friends from Color Me Rad for all they do for Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah!” said Lil Barron, director of development and community relations. “Color Me Rad has supported us for five years, with the proceeds helping us build homes for four deserving families in Washington County.”

St. George Color Me Rad Habitat for Humanity
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Linda Baker, executive director for Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah, echoed Barron’s sentiments.

“What makes this run so amazing is the support we receive from the runners and the community, including all the volunteers,” Baker said. “Where else can you have such a great time while helping to make a difference right here in our own hometown? … Each color bomb brings us closer to a time when everyone has a decent, safe place to live.”

Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah has now built or renovated 21 homes in Washington County, providing a hand up—not a hand out—for 102 family members in need of affordable housing. Since 2010, Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah has also repaired and renovated 45 homes through the affiliate’s “A Brush with Kindness” program.

To help be a part of building or renovating a home without swinging a hammer, go to colormerad.com and use promo code “Habitat” to receive a five percent discount on your Color Me Rad registration. A portion of each registration fee will help build safe, affordable, decent houses for deserving families.

For more information on the St. George Color Me Rad 5K, the programs of Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah, or how to volunteer either at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore or for an upcoming build project, visit habitatswu.org, or call (435) 674-7669.

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