NCU Sponsoring Just+Hope Bike Tour
Seattle, WA - North Central University is once again sponsoring Venture Expeditions' 2010 Just+Hope Northern Bike Tour. The Just+Hope Northern Tour is a cross-country cycling campaign designed to raise funds and provide awareness about the harsh reality of modern day child slavery. Over the next two months and over 3,000 miles the team of fourteen riders will trek across the U.S. to churches and communities, encouraging people to take action. The tour will make its way to cities like Seattle, Billings, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Chicago, Detroit, and Cleveland before concluding in New York City.
As the lead sponsor of the 2010 tour, North Central University is pleased to contribute to this cause through prayer and financial support. NCU is also proud to see alumni and current students taking time out of their summer schedules to participate in this amazing effort. In 2009 NCU was the lead sponsor of another Venture Expeditions campaign, The Ride:Well Tour. The Ride:Well Tour was composed of a team of cyclists who bicycled from Los Angeles to Washington DC, raising funds and awareness for Blood:Water Mission (B:WM) and the 1,000 Wells Project, an initiative established to build wells in 1,000 underdeveloped African communities.
In 2010 Venture has organized 9 tours in all, while partnering with International Justice Mission and again with B:WM. In addition, the first Venture Youth Center is set to open in June 2010. The purpose of the center is to prevent sex trade by providing resources for a local church near Chiang Mai, Thailand to reach out to disadvantaged and neglected children.
Venture Expeditions is a non-profit organization that sponsors biking and hiking trips to raise funds for worthy causes. Over the past 7 years, Venture has sent out dozens of teams, raising over $700,000 for projects working to free the world of poverty, slavery and injustice.
For more information on the Just+Hope Bike Tour or on the many Venture Expedition bike tours this summer visit ventureexpeditions.ning.com