An article posted today at the Warsaw, Ind., Times-Union, website chronicles the bicycle journey of Barb Wooler and Judi Orme. The duo is halfway through a cross-country ride to raise funds and awareness for Hand In Hand schools in the Central African Republic. (Judi is the widow of the late Larry Orme, who served as executive pastor for the Penn Valley Multi-Site Network and campus pastor of Penn Valley Church, a Charis Fellowship congregation in Telford Pa.) A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article.
Wooler Rides For African Students
A Winona Lake woman is riding a bicycle across the country to help raise money for elementary schools in Africa.
Barbara Wooler began the trip, called Coast To Coast For Hand In Hand, July 20 in Anacortes, Wash., with friend Judi Orme, Telford, Pa. They will end their ride in Bellmore, N.J., on Aug. 29.
One of the pair rides for 10 to 15 miles and the other drives a van during their course, then they switch.
The purpose of the ride is to awareness for the plight of orphan kids in the Central African Republic. Hand in Hand Schools is giving thousands of orphans hope and a future, as well as support for the schools for the 2020-2021 school year, Wooler said. There are about 40 schools in Central African Republic. The schools help orphans in their village by offering a three-year school program where students “learn the three Rs.”
The schools take a maximum amount of 50 students and expects some students to drop out of the program each year, Wooler said. Costs are $4,000 per school, per year.
During the ride, Wooler also hopes to raise some money for the schools.
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