PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE: Gwinnett Habitat partners with Great Days of Service

Brent Bohanan

A year ago our leadership team began brainstorming fun ways we could raise awareness about the need for affordable housing in Gwinnett County and at the same time help raise funds to meet that need. Alice Cunningham, our development director, shared that she had just started cycling and had set an ambitious goal of riding 70 miles in one day.

The obvious question was, why not solicit donations for Gwinnett Habitat for each mile and make it a fundraising event? Five other cyclists that love Habitat were invited to join in the 70-mile ride: Perry and Patty Peiffer, Phillip and Paula Williams, and Chuck Burleson. Soon the location of the ride was confirmed as the Silver Comet Trail and the Silver70 Bike Ride was born. Our dedicated cyclists have been busy training for the ride that is scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 25.

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