This Saturday, September 27, Jeff Nicolet will ride his motorcycle from South Bend, Ind., to the Mackinac Bridge in Michigan, all in an effort to fulfill a need he saw. For the last 10 years, Jeff has had a strong desire to support the kind of outreaches and missions that Feeding The Nations (FTN) is involved in around the world. The only thing was, he wanted to take a different approach.
“I felt a responsibility and ownership to take food and hope to those countries, but I didn’t have a way to bridge the gap between where I am in Indiana and where the food goes to other countries,” Jeff said. “I thought the best way to demonstrate that gap would be to do a symbolic ride to the biggest nearby bridge and ask for support.”
Jeff decided to combine his desire to help the hungry and his enjoyment of motorcycles by challenging himself to create the Ride to the Bridge for Feeding The Nations. The ride covers 1,000 miles and takes a total of 20 hours round trip. This year marks the tenth anniversary of the ride.
Over the last decade, Jeff has raised thousands of dollars for FTN by asking others to support his ride through donations to FTN. This year, all funds he raises as a result of the ride will go to helping complete the construction of the new warehouse on the FTN campus. When completed, this warehouse will make it possible to feed even more people domestically and internationally.
If you would like to support Jeff’s ride, simply click here and designate your donation for the “Ride to the Bridge.” For donations of $25 or more, you can choose to receive a T-shirt to wear your support for Feeding The Nations. If you would like to receive a shirt, specify your shirt size in the message box when donating.
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