The Source Participates in Annual Freedom 5K Run and Walk

A combined twenty-eight staff and members of The Source for the poor and the homeless showed up with their walking shoes on to participate in the annual Freedom Run and Walk, presented by The Substance Awareness Center of Indian River County. The group from The Source, along with nearly 200 other participants enjoyed cooler temperatures on Saturday morning, October 1 when the whistle blew to begin the annual Freedom 5K Run and Walk from South Beach Park in Vero Beach.

The Freedom 5K raises funds and awareness regarding the prevention and treatment of substance use and behavioral health disorders. It celebrates the freedom individuals and families achieve through recovery from substance use disorders. They ask the runners to think about who or what they run for because we all need freedom from something in our lives. Proceeds support programs, regardless of an individual’s ability to pay, aimed at reducing the impact of substance misuse and behavioral health disorders through prevention, education, treatment and recovery support.

I am Ministries DBA The Source is a Christian social outreach ministry that has been empowering communities into a lifestyle of service for the homeless since 1995. Founded in Indian River County, the organization serves its homeless neighbors through core programs that include Dining with Dignity-a culinary employability training program, Dignity Catering and Dignity Food Trucks, Dignity Buses-mobile overnight emergency shelters sleeping nearly 40 nightly, Dignity Village-20 affordable housing units as well as a myriad of services that instill a sense of community. For more information on The Source, contact Executive Director Anthony Zorbaugh at 772-564-0202, Ext. 204 or visit .

If you would like to help make a real difference in the lives of Indian River County youth and the adults that the Substance Abuse Center (SAC) serve every day, please send a donation to SAC, and mail to 1507 20th St, Vero Beach, FL, 32960. For more information on SAC visit their website at or call 772-770-4811.

Photo attachment: Sue is 73 and a member of The Source. She participated in the walk with the help of Executive Director Anthony Zorbaugh who walked her past the finish line to win recognition for first place in her age group!