Action heroes raise awareness of poverty in Augusta

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - Monday morning, superheroes took to the streets of Augusta to raise awareness about poverty in the Garden City as part of Action Ministries' 2nd annual Action Dash 5K. Racers wore capes and costumes of their favorite action heroes for the fun run.

The non-profit provides food, housing and education solutions to assist families in moving toward independence.

"By raising money by running to help others in our community," said Laurie Cook, executive director of Action Ministries in Augusta. "And the people that we help, our clients, they're taking action to improve their situation. So that's the reason behind the "Action Dash."

Action Ministries organized the fun run in five cities including Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Rome and Gainesville.