The Bowery Mission Retiree Biking Across America
Talk about a road trip.
Recent Bowery Mission retiree Chuck Monts is putting the pedal to the pavement, having last month embarked on a 3,000 mile bike ride dubbed “Bike for the Mission.”
He set off from The Union Rescue Mission in Los Angeles on June 5, and is scheduled to end at the Bowery Mission in about a week (July 31). With his cross-country sojourn, he aims to raise $100,000 to help the organization that saw unprecedented need during the onset of COVID-19.
So far, he’s raised more than $23,000.
“When New York City was told to ‘stay at home’, Chuck served on the team of essential workers that showed up every single day at The Bowery Mission to make sure New Yorkers without a home still had a place of hope … By taking this journey across the US and raising funds, Chuck is helping to ensure that the Mission’s vital services continue in the months to come,” said James Winans, CEO of the Bowery Mission.
More on Chuck’s endeavour can be found here.