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Cross-country bicyclists rehab home in west Toledo

TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

The 2014 Fuller Center for Housing Bike Adventure rode into Toledo on Saturday.

38 bikers are traveling from the east coast to the west coast re-habbing homes across the country.

The mission of the Fuller Center is to eliminate poverty.

Each rider raises $3100 for the trip, which goes to the center.

"Not only do we get to ride across the United States but we get to help people along the way," said rider Lindsey Giles.

The center has offices in fifty cities, including Toledo, and fourteen cities.

This year's nine week, 3100 mile trek began in Atlantic City, New Jersey and will end in Astoria, Oregon.

"I just graduated from college, had some time to do something different so I thought why not bike across the country and serve others," said Lydia Huelskap.

A local church recommended a house belonging to Roy and Dee Jones in west Toledo be re-habbed.

The volunteers performed landscape work, painted the interior and did some much needed electrical re-wiring.

"For the past few years, I've been a little depressed because I couldn't do some of the things I wanted to do on the house. The Lord blessed me. We got the Fuller Center people to come in here," said Mr. Jones.

And that's what volunteers like to hear.

"We love our days on the bike. But we love getting out to the work site and helping people out," said Don Zassick.

Volunteers will ride out Sunday morning for their next job in Gary, Indiana.

Click here to learn more about the Fuller Center for Housing.

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