Bicycling Across America to End Poverty & Help the Homelessness
On August 20th, Bob and Carol Hollowell will embark on a 3,760-mile, cross-country bike ride across America to raise awareness and funds to help “Break the Cycle” of poverty and homelessness in America. They’ll be visiting homeless shelters and visiting with the homeless along the way.
Carol is the Executive Director of Switchpoint Community Resource Center that opened in August of last year to help house the homeless and to help them improve their future. Within the three weeks of opening in St. George, Utah Swtichpoint helped 23 people find employment, nine find housing, and five people reunite with their families.
On the show, Carol shares her personal journey to where she is now. She shares how she became inspired one rainy day after passing a man in a wheelchair sitting on the side. She pulled over to find out his story and learned he had been homeless for more than five years because he couldn’t get a state identification card. She spent the remainder of that day helping him get a copy of his Social Security card and other records and helped him get into a local housing facility. She says “That one experience changed me,” adding “If we look outside of our own selves and reach outside of our comfort area and say, ‘What can I do today to make someone else see change?’ then we’ve done our job.”
Ride Across America to End the Cycle of Poverty & Homelessness
Thursday, August 20th, Bob and Carol Hollowell will embark on a 3,760-mile, cross-country bike ride across America to raise awareness and funds to help “Break the Cycle” of poverty in America and end homelessness in America. They’ll be visiting homeless shelters, visiting with the homeless along the way and inviting others to ride with them as they go. They’ll be posting videos from their Go Pro on their website.
Links Mentioned on the Show
- Breaking the Cycle – Follow Bob and Carol Hallowell as the ride 3,760 miles to help the homeless
- Switchpoint – Food Bank, Homeless Shelter and Suport Service. Carol Hollowell is the Executive Director
- Homeless Friend – Homeless Friend is a social media campaign to help end homelessness in America. They will be sharing updates about the ride.