For those of you that don’t know me my name is Jeffrey Blain and I enjoy riding my bike and have a love of the outdoors. I have been an avid cyclist since 1983 and an advocate of the sport just as long. So, I am always looking for ways to combine the sport I love with helping others in need. The Fuller Center for Housing has given me the opportunity to do this and much more. I am so grateful and appreciative that I get to meet and ride with like-minded people.
Last year I participated in a fund raising event for starving children in Africa. The one-week event, which entailed; for every mile I rode for the week I would generate $1 to the cause. I am happy to say that I rode 690 miles in one week, the longest day being 173 miles. As a whole we raised over $50,000 for the kids in Africa. When I told my friends and family about what I did, they all inevitably asked, “Why didn’t you tell me, I would have contributed as well.” Well, this time I am giving everyone a ‘heads-up’ about my latest fund raising event.
This March I will be riding in a one-week 400 mile fund raising event from Tennessee to Mississippi on the Natchez Trail. The Fuller Center for Housing is a 501(c)(3) Christian based non-profit organization that provides housing for families in need. Not only do they do this in our home borders but internationally as well. All donations are tax-deductible and the 501(c)(3) number is available upon request.
With your financial generosity perhaps you and I can help one family meet a basic human need: SHELTER! My goal is to raise $3,750 for this event. It may be a cliché, but every little bit does help! You can participate by donating $.01, $.10, or $1 per mile, or more if you wish.
I wish to thank you all in advance for helping me to achieve my $3,750 fund raising goal.