For 67 days this summer, Reed Wells is riding his bicycle about 3,600 miles from San Francisco to Washington, D.C.
If I started a sentence with the following; twenty fraternity brothers from Pi Kappa Phi got together for the whole summer to . . . The majority of people would not assume its fraternity men dedicating their entire summer to service.
On Sunday, July 12, to Thursday, July 16, a team of 22 fraternity men will be in Rocky Mount at Wonderland Camp as a part of a service-learning construction event.
On their first stop of their six-week Build America tour across the East Coast and Midwest, members of Pi Kappa Phi are spending several days at Camp Allen, improving accessibility to facilities for the disabled campers Ñ and making new friends along the way.
On Friday, June 26 The Ability Experience's Journey of Hope stopped in Wheatland at the Middle School. The Ability Experience's Journey of Hope is a 4,200 mile cycling event where members of the fraternity Pi Kappa Phi ride across the country to raise awareness and funds for people with disabilities.
Every time we are meeting new people, all the people that we're trying to help, they're always in very high spirits, they're always really happy, they're constantly smiling," said Michael Batres, a cyclist and mentor with The Ability Experience.
Jonathan, Gabriel and Alex are just a handful of participants on a cross country trek with a group called a Journey of Hope, organized by the Ability Experience Cycling team.