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The Salvation Army’s Homelessness Bites campaign took another bite out of homelessness at today’s Red Shield Rally. Thunderstorms threatend to hold off the race but sunlight soon broke though, providing racers with ideal race conditions.

Supporters had the opportunity to rally against homelessness with our sponsors, Wal-Mart, Stan’s Sign Design, and Two Men and a Truck, by suiting up in real racing gear to go head-to-head in 40 mph go-karts. The first annual event was won by Cindy Vandervort who raced for the Koorsen Fire and Security team.

While the grown ups cheered on the racers, kids customized their very own ride body and test drove r/c rides at the RIDEMAKERZ RC Experience. And between races, hungry drivers and spectators fuled up with lunch at the Chick-fil-A Snack Shack.

Hank 97.1 FM broadcasted live from the Rally to raise awareness for the Homelessness Bites campaign and encourage listeners to come by and suit up for a worthy cause.

The funds raised at this event will be used to offer housing assistance, resources and support to those who find themselves homeless for any number of reasons, including natural disasters. As passionate as we are about emergency disaster relief, these programs exist to offer support to those struggling to make ends meet months from now, after the urgency has faded.

For more information on how The Salvation Army is providing hope and help to Indy’s homeless, visit