Penfield, PA – One family is honoring and remembering their daughter with a day full of fun to raise money for a local homeless shelter.

The fourth annual Brittany Baird Memorial Ride is this Saturday. The 113-mile Dice Run will begin in Penfield. All types of vehicles are welcome.

Registration will be from 10 a.m. to noon at the Penfield Firemen’s Club. Entry fee is $15 and includes the afterparty dinner with music and prizes which begins at 5 p.m. at the Grange Hall.

All proceeds will be given to Haven House Shelter, providing temporary housing for tri-county homeless.

Listen to a full interview with Pastor Don Ostrom, from Treasure Lake Church and also a volunteer at Haven House.

The shelter offers 30 to 60 days of housing for people in need, but it does much more than that.

Haven House’s mission is to provide a safe, encouraging atmosphere, food, lodging, and guidance for local residents facing homelessness.

By removing the emotional burden and uncertainty of homelessness and requiring a disciplined effort, guests will be empowered to overcome the problem that brought them to Haven House and to regain their independence and self-respect in their 30-day stay.

Haven House is located in DuBois and is within walking distance of employment services and on a bus route. They have 24/7 staffing.

People may be referred or can call 814-371-0333. Haven House can accommodate 10 to 12 people. Their recidivism rate is less than 10 percent and most of the guests find employment within their 30 days of stay.

Find more information about the DuBois Haven House at their Facebook page.


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