FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Broward families are in critical need of more affordable housing. For the 7th consecutive year, First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale is hosting the Bike to Build event, on Saturday, February 16, 2019, at 7:30 a.m., to raise funds that will help church volunteers build a new home in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Broward.
"For more than 20-years we have brought our community and congregation together to build homes for Broward families in need," said Kathy Craven, member of the church's Habitat for Humanity Steering Team. "Funds raised from this fun family-friendly event will go directly to the build site and we hope to see more participants than ever!"
The bike ride kicks off at 7 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale (401 SE 15th Ave., Fort Lauderdale) and will head east along Las Olas Boulevard. The 25-mile ride continues north on scenic A1A, turning around at the Hillsboro Inlet. The 50-mile ride continues north, turning around at Linton Boulevard in Delray Beach. Bikers on both routes will then ride back along A1A South to Las Olas Boulevard and complete their ride at the church. Post-ride, there will be a delicious brunch for all participants at the church from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
"Our goal is to raise $70,000 to begin construction," said Craven. Once the funds are raised, Habitat for Humanity of Broward will organize a family selection process, with a set range of criteria, to determine which family will receive the brand-new home.
A minimum donation of $100 per person or $500 per team is required to participate in the 7th Annual Bike to Build event. Register for the event by visiting http://bit.ly/BiketoBuild19.
The 7th Annual Bike to Build event is sponsored by Straticon, Burdette Beckmann Inc., Downtown Bicycles, Good Spirits, Craven Consulting, B Square Burgers & Booze, Dr. Teri Stockham and Cabrera Jewelry.
For more information or to become a sponsor visit http://bit.ly/FPBiketoBuild19.
About First Presbyterian Church of Ft. Lauderdale
Founded in 1912, First Presbyterian Church of Ft. Lauderdale is located on the banks of the New River in the historic Colee Hammock neighborhood in downtown Ft. Lauderdale. With 1,300 members, and a strong core of volunteers, First Presbyterian Church of Ft. Lauderdale prides itself in offering something for everyone, regardless of age. Since 1947, First Presbyterian Church of Ft. Lauderdale has operated Happyland Day School, a pre-school for ages two to Kindergarten that provides a wholesome and quality Christian environment for the children of the community. Adult, youth, and children's choirs, as well as youth groups offer ample opportunity for fellowship at any age. An Adult Activity Center is open to all senior citizens and features weekly lunches, entertainment and monthly bus trips. First Presbyterian Church of Ft. Lauderdale offers three distinctive Sunday services as well as special worship services held throughout the year. For more information, please visit the website at www.firstpres.cc.
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