People pedal along for the MDG’s

A group of Episcopalians and their friends have banded together to raise money for the Millennium Development Goals. A core of a dozen bikers riding across Iowa, joined by friends along the way, will be collecting money from their sponsors for each mile peddled.

They’re supporting the Waters of Hope.

A report in the Hawk Eye gives more details:

“The Waters of Hope’s concept of success includes raising $150,000 for clean water projects such as chlorinators and deep water wells for the people of Swaziland and the Sudan in Africa.

[…]Iowa Episcopal Bishop Alan Scarfe will hold a service and blessing at 8:30 a.m. today at St. John’s before seeing the riders off at 9 a.m., said organizer the Rev. Mitchell Smith of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Waterloo.

The cyclists will average about 100 miles a day. Each evening they will stop at a different Episcopal church to talk about their mission at a 6:30 p.m. service at the host church.”

The overall efforts goal is to raise $150,000 by the end of the event.

Read the full article here.

You can follow along at the Waters of Hope website here. Great pictures from Sudan, of the pedaling, and ways for you to donate.

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