|Team Awesome is a Charitable Bunch
||[Oct. 6th, 2008|11:29 am]
About 37 million Americans hang below the poverty line.|
How long could you hang on?
What: Brake the Cycle of poverty bicycle ride
When: Nov. 15, 2008, 37-mile ride starts at 8 a.m., 16-mile at 8:30 a.m. and 3-mile fun ride at 10 a.m.
Where: Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park
10500 Wilderness Park Road
New Port Richey, FL 34655
Cost: $20 in advance; $25 on race day
Who: Sponsored by the Life Ministry office of the Catholic Diocese of St. Petersburg
Why: To raise awareness about poverty in the United States and engage others in the work of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) and Catholic Charities to break the cycle of poverty in the U.S. Proceeds benefit the work of the CCHD and Catholic Charities’ Pinellas Hope project.
Registration/Contact: Sabrina Burton Schultz, (727) 344-1611 Ext. 325, e-mail email@example.com or visit http://home.catholicweb.com/LM-DOSP/.
About 37 million Americans live below the poverty line. For a family of four, that’s an average yearly income of less than $20,000. For a single person, that’s just under $10,000. Imagine putting food on the table with that paycheck.
"It's a feeling of being powerless by yourself; of living from day to day; of being treated without respect. It's working till you hurt and always coming up short." This is what some say about living a life in poverty in this country. It could have come from any one of 37 million Americans who live that experience every day. It could have come from any one of the homeless people Catholic Charities serves at Pinellas Hope or from those who seek help with a utility payment or rent, who are one paycheck from losing it all.
Join “Brake the Cycle” on Nov. 15 for more than a bike ride, it’s a ride of faith. Be a bike-pedaling Samaritan.
The 37-mile, 16-mile and children’s 3-mile fun ride cost $20 in advance and $25 day-of.
Proceeds benefit the Catholic Campaign for Human Development and Catholic Charities, both of which work to help the poor in our backyards. We can all take part – we can pray, learn and act for change.