The Calvary Captain Countdown Returns!

Today marks ONE MORE MONTH until the Help the Homeless Walkathon on November 19th. From now until the Walkathon, we’ll be doing our Captain Countdown again. Each week leading up to the walk, we will tell you the stories of our Captains – the volunteer Walkathon leadership for Calvary – right here on the blog. You’ll learn a bit more about each of them, and why they walk for Calvary. First up is…

Michelle Batchelor jumped right in to the Walkathon this year! This will be her first year participating as a walker, and she was excited to step up and join the Calvary Captain team as well.

Michelle is thrilled to be able to walk for a cause she believes in: “when I moved to the DC area I was looking for an opportunity to volunteer with women and/or girls. I did some research and liked what I read about Calvary so I contacted the agency—and the rest is history.”

Since then, Michelle has been a dedicated evening volunteer at Calvary Women’s Shelter. Now, she’s excited to be involved with Calvary in a new way through the Walkathon. Michelle supported the walk last fall as a donor, but this will be her first year as a walker!

This year, she’s looking forward to “being part of something great and impactful.  I think it will be fun to go on a nice autumn walk with a few thousand people that care about other human-beings and believe that everyone deserves a warm bed and meal, every day.”

And she plans on getting her friends and family involved too: “I plan to contact everyone I know via email and ask them to participate as actual walkers or as ‘virtual walkers’”

  • Visit Michelle’s Walkathon page (here)

And stay tuned to the blog for the rest of the Captain Countdown!

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