COR, Columbia Opportunity Resource, recruited more than 560 volunteers to staff the Saturday, October 15 USMC Mud Run, making this fall’s event one of the largest volunteer events in the Midlands and connected Columbia to the national Make a Difference celebration. COR, a non-profit community development organization dedicated to engaging and connecting Columbians to the community, is the volunteer partner organization of the Greater Columbia Marine Foundation and is celebrating its third partnership event with the Foundation.
The large-scale volunteer effort enables increased proceeds from the USMC Mud Run to support Columbia-area Marines and their families as well as scholarship funds for Midlands’ JROTC programs. Volunteers worked in a variety of posts to support the 2,400 teams competing in the run, held in Sandy Run, just south of Columbia.
COR Volunteer Captain Evan Hobbs worked in the registration tent to welcome nearly 2,400 teams to the USMC Mud Run. Hobbs serves on the COR board of directors and is an active community volunteer.
To learn more about COR and its upcoming community involvement initiatives, please visit www.ourcor.org or contact Katherine Swartz at 803.733.1123. COR is a partner organization of the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce.