June 19, 2020
By Mike Ziemerink
This year’s Ride for Refuge is going to look a bit different than previous years.
Since PWRDF began participating in this annual event six years ago, many supporters have walked or cycled to raise more than $130,000 for PWRDF. This year to protect everyone’s health, Ride for Refuge will take place with smaller, COVID-19 friendly groups and Ride for Refuge is introducing a new way to participate: RIDE Freestyle. There are more ways than ever to participate and raise money. You can choose one of 15 RIDE Freestyle Fundraising activities.
You can still select the classic 5 km walk, or the 10, 25, or 50 km bike ride. But this year you can also volunteer in your community, kayak or rock climb, play video games or even bake for refuge. The Primate, Archbishop Linda Nicholls, will be singing hymns for refuge, and taking requests soon.
Simply sign up, choose your activity and start raising money to support PWRDF. This year PWRDF will be supporting our partner St. Jude Family Projects in Uganda.
St. Jude’s promotes sustainable agriculture training with a focus on women, children and youth. People come from Africa and other parts of the world to learn about organic farming, food security, income generation, environmental management, tree planting, water harvesting and soil fertilization.
The founder of the organization, Josephine Kizza Aliddeki, believes in a holistic approach and teaches that all living things are connected and need to be preserved. Since 1997, St. Jude Family Projects has trained, closely monitored and transformed more than 186,000 farmers.
PWRDF supports St. Jude’s and the community by improving food security, increasing income through farm entrepreneurship and teaching agricultural conservation techniques to cope with climate change.
In order to continue to support this incredible work, PWRDF has made St. Jude Family Projects the beneficiary for the 2020 Ride for Refuge.
The 2020 event is taking place on October 3, 2020, but you can complete your RIDE Freestyle activity anytime between August 1 and October 3. Funds raised will continue to be accepted until the end of October.
Because there are no events set up by Ride for Refuge there is no cost for registration or minimum amount to participate this year. However, if youth up to age 17 raise $75 or more and adults raise $150 or more they will receive a free RIDE t-shirt.
To register for the ride, please visit the PWRDF Ride for Refuge page. If you have questions contact PWRDF’s Donor Relations Officer Mike Ziemerink. If you can’t ride yourself, but want to support PWRDF, click our Ride for Refuge page, scroll down to the PWRDF team you’d like to support and make your donation. Thank you for your support!