MOVE FOR HUNGER via Crowdrise
August 13, 2014
BENEFITING: MOVE FOR HUNGER
As some of you may know, I am going on a 4,305 mile Transamerica bike ride beginning on May 3rd through August 3rd of 2014.
A group of approximately 14 of us will start out in Williamsburg, Virgina and finish in Florence, Oregon. We will be riding our bikes from coast to coast, with all of our gear attached for the next 3 months. I am extremely eager to take on this challenge, and I am so appreciative of the tremendous amount encouragement I have received so far.
I’m writing this to ask that you please join me for my move for hunger. When we think of people who are hungry, our fellow Americans are not usually those who come to mind. Thankfully, we are all fortunate to meet our basic needs and then some.
While I ride my bike from state to state, there are 1-in-6 Americans, totaling approximately 50 million people, who are hungry right here in our backyard. I have decided to link up with a local non-profit organization, Move For Hunger, who has set out to be part of the solution through collecting perishable goods from residents moving from one home to another and delivering it to the local food bank. So far, they have organized over 560 movers in 47 states and moved over 2.7 million pounds of food!
The movement has fed thousands of people, with still thousands more to feed. We have the ability to make our country, our cities, and our neighbors a little less hungry and a little more loved. Please join in this move for hunger with me. I have set a goal of $2 a mile, totaling approximately $9600. Any amount is welcomed and your generosity is greatly appreciated.
Anyone who chooses to donate $25 or more will receive a Seraya's Ride T-shirt. Those who donate $35 or more will also be entered into a drawing for an American classic Electra beach cruiser bike! The greater the donation, the greater the chance your name will be drawn for the bike. We thank you for your support.
Please forward this along to anyone else who you think may want to support me and the “Move For Hunger.”