The journey begins on May 22 in Seattle and their goal is to ride 70 miles a day over a 55-day period, ending their 3,800-mile trip in New York City.
Raleigh Jenkins is riding in support of "A Child's Hope" foundation, a charity that he helped to create to take care of abandoned children in Haiti. Bobby Jenkins is cycling in honor of his late grandson, Moss, to help fund the Moss Pieratt Foundation and to create awareness of the Sudden Unexplained Death in Children (SUDC). Dennis Jenkins is supporting both of these charities for children.
Raleigh Jenkins wrote the following:
As you may or may not know, I got involved in Haiti shortly after the earthquake in 2010 to help with hospitals, schools and orphanages. After several mission trips, I knew that there was more work to be done there, but I had no idea what.... there was a calling from God that moved me towards helping the lost and abandoned children that I saw all around me while in Port-au-Prince. Since that time, with the help of family and dear friends, we created A Child's Hope, a nonprofit organization (501c3) that provides a safe, loving and supportive Christian home for these children. Our goal is to build a self-sustaining community for the children to be empowered and thrive in their own environment and to be the future of Haiti. Over the last 4 years, we have fought great odds but we have completed our first phase of buying land (9 acres), drilling 5 wells, supporting a local school and building our first home. Please take a moment and watch a U-Tube we produced during our last trip in January 2017 so you can see what has been completed so far: https://youtu.be/gkXB2k9dXqYThe Jenkins brothers are asking you to consider supporting their ride. On May 6, they we will be hosting a "Brother's Bike" event to kick off the bike ride dedicated to A Child's Hope and to the Moss Pieratt Foundation. Donations also can be made through www.achildshope.org/events/brothers-bike. The following sponsorship opportunities are available
Chain Gang $ 2,500
Miles of Comfort $5,000
Miles of Smiles $7,000
Miles of Cheer $10,000
Miles of Encouragement $12,000
Miles of Support $15,000
Miles of Strength $25,000
Miles of Hope (The Title sponsorship) $ 50,000