A Tuscaloosa County man is getting ready to hit the road for a cross country trip. But he'll be traveling on his bike and he hopes to raise $100,000 along the way.
Dwight and Carol Lammon have created pedalhome.org as a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of Tuscaloosa.
The Lammons were impacted by the work Habitat has been doing in Tuscaloosa, especially since April 27, 2011. Dwight also had the dream of riding his bike across the country in retirement.
So the couple decided to make the bike ride into a fundraiser for Habitat. They say the $100,000 is the cost of fully funding the construction of one Habitat house.
The Lammons say they'll be sharing the work of Habitat for Humanity along their journey, and they also want to share the message of Tuscaloosa's storm recovery.
"If it doesn't kill you, it makes you better," Dwight Lammon said. "And it didn't kill Tuscaloosa. And Tuscaloosa is better, and it continues to get better."
The Lammons leave Tuscaloosa Sunday, July 27 for the U.S./Canadian border. Dwight is scheduled to begin the bike ride there on August 1 and end back home in Tuscaloosa on September 7.
The Lammons say they have received a lot of support, but they are far short of the $100,000 goal. To learn more about Pedal Home, visit their site online: pedalhome.org.