28 cross-country cyclists stopping in Youngstown to aid Habitat for Humanity


Bike & Build volunteers in Iowa during a work trip. Electronic image courtesy of Bike & Build.

Bike & Build volunteers in Iowa during a work trip. Image courtesy of Bike & Build.

Twenty eight young adults biking across the country will be stopping in Youngstown on Sunday, June 22 to volunteer for Habitat for Humanity.

The group, which is traveling from Providence, R.I. to Seattle, is part of Bike and Build, a nonprofit organization that undertakes service-oriented cycling trips and helps build affordable housing along the way.

The group will spend Monday and Tuesday working on projects at the Habitat offices located at 480 Youngstown-Poland Road in Struthers. Projects will include framing walls for Habitat’s twenty-fifth anniversary Interfaith Build, insulating walls at the ReStore, and building a fenced area to store construction materials. The group will stay at St. John’s Episcopal Church and shower at the Central YMCA.

The group will leave Youngstown on Wednesday, but will stop at Habitat’s Veterans Build on New Road in Austintown. Those wishing to cheer the cyclists should watch for them on Wednesday morning on New Road. Two Habitat staff members, Colin Penney and Monica Craven, will be joining the group for the first half of the ride on Wednesday.

About Mahoning County Habitat for Humanity – Habitat for Humanity of Mahoning County is a faith-based, ecumenical, non-profit builder of affordable homes for low income people in the community. For more information about the event, volunteering, and donating, contact Habitat at 330-743-7244, or email the group at HFHMC@sbcglobal.net.

About Bike & Build – Bike & Build organizes cross-country bicycle trips which benefit affordable housing groups. Specifically, the group funds projects planned and executed by young adults. Visit www.bikeandbuild.org for more information.

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