Northgate Community Church plans 5K run to help Ukrainian Refugees

CATHEDRAL CITY — More than 215,000 Ukrainian refugees have fled to the U.S. after escaping the Russian war on Ukraine, according to the United Citizenship and Immigration Services. Many are leaving behind friends and family, not knowing if they’ll ever see them again.  A Cathedral City church is extending a hand to help.

Northgate Community Church is seeking a Special Use Permit from the City Council for a 5K run and walk for Ukrainian Refugees. The request is before the City Council when it meets Wednesday, Jan. 11.

This 5K Run and Walk is being organized to raise money for the millions of refugees displaced in Ukraine. Northgate Church has a partnering arm helping those refugees and all money raised will go to them.

The 5K Run and Walk will setup at 5 a.m. on Feb. 25, 2023, at Northgate Community Church, 30010 Date Palm Drive, Cathedral City, CA 92234.

The 5K run starts at 7:30 a.m. and will wrap up by 9 a.m. An estimated 500 attendees are projected for this event.

They will have an ambulance on site in case of medical emergencies before, during or after the run. Event organizers will also have trash and recycling bins on site for cleanup as well as five to six portable toilets for attendees and volunteers.


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