SO, I have shared this on the group facebook page, as well as my facebook… but I needed to put something here. Something to remind myself that not only did this happen, but that I did it.
For those of you that have questions about this… please allow me to explain. Shortly after #dad2summit an idea to do something different was hatched by one of the dad’s that I was honored to have met. He wanted to ride his bike the same distance from his home in Florida to San Degio (where the summit is being held next year) and blog about it… to raise awareness for homeless families and this amazing group Family Promise.
I jumped on board as fast as I could. I have set my goal to be the distance from my house in Richmond Virginia all the way to San Diego. When I saw that the mileage would look better (at least to me) to stretch that distance by about 100 miles and make it an even 3000, I moved the needle. As it stands, that would be (almost) from coast to coast. I have been in contact and still working on some time to meet the amazing folks at Family Promise Roanoke (http://familypromiseroanoke.org/) who I am honored to be riding on behalf of.
All in, there are four of us. Spike is walking the distance from Las Vegas to San Diego, TWICE, for his amazing twin boys. Jay is walking and biking the distance from Detroit. Scotty (who started it all) is biking from Florida to San Diego. Then there is me. Just to save you the brain cells and headaches….
Why, to help get the word out that THIS is a problem. That a child having a clean butt should not be a luxury. That there is this group that does all that it can to stand in the gap, and they need our help. They need clothes, food, toiletries (INCLUDING DIAPERS), home goods, and volunteers. I, for one, am looking forward to getting out to Roanoke and meeting with the folks there, talking to some of the families, and letting them know that this guy with a LOUD voice is raising it to help them.
Check out the guys that I am working on this with and send them some love.
Jay – @InkedUpDad
Scotty – @DiaperDads
Spike – @doubletrbldaddy
And like our page on facebook to stay current with what we are doing, and perhaps find ways to get involved. https://www.facebook.com/4D2SD/
I have said it before, and I will always remind all of you… this fat guy is busting his but on a stationary bike (and will be adding a rowing machine and road bike soon) because he feels we should do more………… what are you doing to help?