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Bicyclists help repair houses on cross-country trip

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TOLEDO, Ohio - Dozens of bicyclists on a cross-country trip made a stop in Toledo on Saturday in order help out Toledo homeowners.

Members of the Fuller Center Bike Adventure left Atlantic City, New Jersey earlier this month and eventually they'll end up in Astoria, Oregon after a 3600 mile trip. They are stopping in cities along the the way to work on Fuller Center Projects. The Fuller Center is a nonprofit ecumenical Christian housing ministry that helps build and repair homes for the poor.

Volunteer Dan Zassick said, "You get your hands on the project and you get to see the fruits of your labor immediately. And you're seeing a project turned around for a family that can use it immediately to get them into housing that's really worthwhile and no long beyond their means."

Homeowner Leroy Jones was grateful. "Its so nice when people like this that come from all over the country just to help me and my wife do something that right now we have a difficult time doing at our age."

Next stop for these cyclists is Chicago.

To learn how you can help go to their website: http://www.fullercenter.org/bikeadventure

Or check out the Facebook page.
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