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Here are the participants of the 2018 Anchor House Ride for Runaways.  You can click here to make a donation toward an individual or here to support a team participant in our 40th annual “Ride for Runaways.” You can also click on the Donate tab on the homepage.

 

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George Desser

George Desser

Revolution 9. Number 9, number 9, number 9, …

This will be the 9th year that I will take a weeks’ vacation to participate in the Anchor House Ride For Runaways. Knowing how much I like to ride, friends are not surprised that I am planning on riding 500 miles in 7 days; I’ve done it before. However, why this ride? Why spend all the extra time training, as well as attempting to raise the necessary funds to participate? I have but one answer: “There is a fear so real that a child believes it is safer to live on the street than at home.” Because of this on July 7th I will board a bus to Harrisonburg, VA, to participate in The 40th Annual Anchor House Ride for Runaways.

Anchor House was founded in 1979 to provide emergency housing, food, clothing and hope for runaway and homeless children, ages 10 to 17. The shelter provides for the immediate needs of runaway and homeless youth, while seeking to reunite them with their families, strengthen family relationships and help them decide on a constructive course of action. Services are available 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. The mission of Anchor House has grown since it was founded and now also includes the Anchorage for older teens.

At the same time those dedicated volunteers founded the shelter in 1979, a small group of equally dedicated bicyclists started the “Ride for Runaways” to raise the funds needed to keep the doors of Anchor House open.

Please consider supporting the kids of Anchor House with a donation. Now, more than ever they need us. I will be bicycling for 7 days in the heat, rain, or whatever the weather offers. With other riders I will be climbing mountains and peddling 70 plus miles per day. While it will be a challenging week, it is a very challenging daily existence for the kids of Anchor House.

Thank you for your Support.
George

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$1,450
raised of $4,000 goal
 

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1. KOKathleen O'Brien
George, Ride safely! I am in awe of your efforts. Katie
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2. LPLouis And Donna Petroni
3. JCJulie Chelius
Happy trails, George!
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4. JJoe & MarrLa LiPuma
Way to go George! 40th anniversary ride, may it be your best ever.
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