This summer I'm going to ride my bike across the country to promote awareness, raise funds, and build affordable houses for families and individuals in need. But I'm going to need some help.
The state of housing in America is in rough shape. A wise man once said: “The Rent is Too Damn High.”1 The 33% of Americans renting probably couldn't agree more,2 but for the 9.5 million low-income, working American families spending over half their total income on housing, these words hold a severe truth.3 This summer, I'm going to ride my bike across the country, from Providence, RI to Seattle, WA, to raise money and awareness for affordable housing, and to build 9 homes along the way.
To my fellow citizens, those in all walks of life, from the overcrowded neighborhoods of the inner city to the ghost towns of the middle states, I extend an open heart and open hand.
Please join me in the effort to combat this crisis — so that all Americans can have access to the foundation for the place of safety and serenity we each call home.
*For Comparison Purposes: The Tour De France is only 23 days long and 2,162 miles.
**I do not discredit the immensely difficult task of completing the Tour De France.
To put a roof over the heads of hardworking American families that cannot afford adequate housing.
Over $605,000 donated to affordable housing groups in the Summer of 2011.
I've started with my own contribution of $1000.