Who we are
Centex Run for Compassion is a special 5k race to support Compassion International’s extensive work around the globe.
How CenTex Run for Compassion began
Three years ago, 4 high school students decided to make a difference after the earthquake in Haiti and put on a 5K race. Ten race sponsors gave monetary donations and other businesses contributed to the race day goodie bags. The turn out was incredible with over 115 people participating. Ultimately though, this was much more than raising awareness and planning a successful event. The $4200 raised through CenTex Run for Compassion was used by Compassion International, a world-wide Christian humanitarian organization, to help Haitians rebuild their homes, families, and lives.
The next year, the race was put on for a second time by 3 high school students after landslides destroyed homes all over Colombia. With over 130 people participating, 16 sponsors, and heart to help with the floods in Colombia, $4800 was raised and sent directly to Compassion International and their work there.
Last year, CenTex Run for Compassion made its third appearance to raise funds for Compassion’s “Water of Life.” With 100 people participating and 32 sponsors, over $8,000 was able to be given to Compassion International to build clean water wells in developing countries. Glory to God!