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Bike And Build Team Stops In Columbus To Help Habitat For Humanity Project


UPDATED: Sunday July 7, 2013 8:09 PM

More than two dozen young people are breaking a sweat this summer to help others.

Twenty-seven members of the Bike and Build team stopped in Columbus on Sunday to help build a Habitat for Humanity home in Linden.

They started their trek in Maine a few weeks ago and have already biked 1,000 miles.

They goal is to raise money and awareness for affordable housing – a message they are spreading all across the country.

“I feel fortunate to have grown up in a house with a family and provided that sort of support, and this is a way to give back,” said trip leader Andrew Stein.

Crystal Hankins, the soon-to-be homeowner, was happy to have the team helping.

“I’m really excited, because we’re getting a lot done in a short amount of time,” she said. “”I’m happy they’re here.”

The Bike and Build team will be hard at work again in Columbus on Monday, and then they are off to the next two and build site.

They have 15 build days built into their 4,000 mile trip, which will end in Santa Barbara, Calif., on Aug. 31.

Bike and Build is a non-profit organization affiliated with Habitat for Humanity.

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