Updater Runs the Tunnel to Towers and Raises Money for Two Charities
We often talk about how "doing good is good for business." Our own business is grounded in the fact that we do good by eliminating the stressors involved in moving your home, and we attempt to do even more good through our partnership with Move For Hunger.
In what has become an annual event for Updateers, we just ran the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5K in honor of both the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation and Move For Hunger. The race is an extra-special one for New Yorkers, as we run the route that firefighter Stephen Siller ran on September 11th, through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel and side-by-side with New York's heroic first responders. Emerging from the tunnel with the last leg of the race to go and "Empire State of Mind" blasting, you see police officers holding photos of every single first responder that passed on 9/11. It's hard to put into words how that moment feels. Personally, I gave each and every one of them a high five as I jogged (and cried) my way to the finish line.
A huge thank you to all of our teammates who ran and fundraised, as well as all of the non-Updater friends and family who pledged their support and ran with us.
A second huge thank you to Updater for supporting not only our passions as employees but also Move For Hunger throughout the year. Updater matched our fundraising efforts, increasing our grand total to about $6,000. "Already this year, Move For Hunger has helped feed over 1 million people," says Adam Lowy, Founder and Executive Director of Move For Hunger. "It's with Updater's generous support and support from all the wonderful organizations we work with that we will feed millions more."
Here are some pics from our truly feel-good, do-good day.
And, here are a few more pics from the happy hour we hosted for those who couldn't make the race.