ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — As the virtual Drumstick DASH came to a close Tuesday night — almost a week after the in-person DASH took place in Roanoke — event organizers believe they reached their fundraising goal for the Rescue Mission of Roanoke.

Even with some last minute changes to the race route, thousands of people turned up at Rivers Edge Park on Thanksgiving Day to run or walk in support of the rescue mission’s feeding program.

As a result, the community outreach manager for the Rescue Mission of Roanoke, Kevin Berry, says this year’s Drumstick DASH was a success.

“We did meet our financial goal as well,” said Berry. “We needed 7,000 people to get there and, believe it or not, God works miracles and we got 7,000 people to match that need. We were blown away by the community support.”

With both the in-person and virtual Drumstick DASH officially wrapped up as of Wednesday, Dec. 1, things are now back to normal for the rescue mission, which still sees every day as a chance to give back.

Now, the rescue mission is working to calculate the total amount of money raised from the race.

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