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uforgot2011-04-23 11:15:16 +0000 #1
Anyone know anything about this organization? They contacted our school and want to stay in it in July. Administration wants to know more about it. Apparently they are raising money to benefit affordable-housing groups. I'm not even sure I know what that means.

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Grits2011-04-23 11:21:35 +0000 #2
They are legit. Our church hosted a rest stop for them last month. Each participant has to raise several thousand dollars before the ride as well as work on affordable housing while doing a cross country bike tour. The money raised helps different groups that build affordable housing such as Habitat for Humanity. They tend to stay at churches and schools on their trip with occasional tent camping when something else can't be found. There were about 33 in the group we hosted. We did not have suitable facilities for overnight stay, so provided a rest stop, place to have dinner, and then they went to the local Y which allowed them to spend the night, use showers, etc. Their dinner was provided by one of last year's riders who drove over an hour with her dad to bring it to them.
OakLeaf2011-04-23 11:29:16 +0000 #3
I'd forgotten about this post ... but we encountered several riders (briefly) on Tuesday while we were laying out the route for the tour we're putting on next Saturday. Good to know they're legit - their financials looked reasonable, but it's hard to tell just from the IRS 990s with an organization like that, and they're too small to have received any real scrutiny.
kcmpls2011-04-23 11:52:16 +0000 #4
One of the women with the group was struk and killed by a semi yesterday. She was on doing her second trip with the group.

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