Lauderdale County, Miss. A group of volunteers is biking across the country to draw attention to the issue of poverty and housing needs in America.
The riders are making a 3700-mile journey from Savannah, Ga., to Vancouver, Canada, representing The Fuller Center for Housing.
The cyclists are raising awareness and raising money, a dollar per mile.
The Fuller Center was established by Habitat for Humanity founders, Millard and Linda Fuller, to generate money for building and repair projects in the spirit of Habitat.
"I decided to do this because my sister did this trip in 2009, from Michigan to Florida. And I saw her experience and the friends and memories made and I wanted to be a part of it," said Caleb Farrow of Claxton, Ga.
At least eighteen volunteers are riding the entire way; others are participating in segments.
The Fuller Center hopes to raise $220,000 through this effort. This leg of the trip is scheduled to end in Shreveport by next Monday.
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