The Fuller Center for Housing is sending bicyclists on a fundraising ride across the nation — and the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) is helping pay for service projects along the way.
Bikers participating in The Fuller Center fundraiser, which is a 4,000-mile ride from California to Maine, will stop in five communities to serve. NRHA will present a $1,000 grant in each community, for projects planned for Rancho Mirage, California; Kansas City, Missouri; Peoria, Illinois; Indianapolis; and Aurora, Ohio. The Fuller Center is a nonprofit organization that works to eliminate poverty housing.
“The purpose of the NRHA grants is twofold – first, as an organization, we want to support the great work The Fuller Center does to help families have a decent place to live. Second, we want to help build a relationship between independent dealers and The Fuller Center’s local partners,” NRHA president and CEO Bill Lee says. “What better way for an organization chapter to begin a relationship than by spending a $1,000 grant at their local hardware store, home center or lumberyard?”
Details of the bike trip projects haven’t been finalized, but they include community cleanup work, building and painting a fence, landscaping and replacing a military veteran’s home roof and windows.
The Fuller Center Bicycle Adventure will start in June, end in August and cross 14 states. Volunteers can sign up for the coast-to-coast ride or take shorter trips. The Fuller Center’s fundraising goal is $200,000.
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