This is the first of the 2016 bike trip blogs, written by riders and posted daily as Internet access allows. Follow here, on Facebook (and a bit of Twitter and possibly Instagram) with #paiplonbikes. Learn more about the ride and the riders.
I write this to you on a chilly, rainy evening with a fire burning bright and a dog curled up at my feet. I’m soaking in as much heat as possible because the forecast for tomorrow’s send-off is 50 degrees and showers. I do hope it’s 50 – sounds so much better than 49! Regardless of the weather, we will leave warmed by your prayers, well-wishes, and donations. Astonishingly, we have already raised $7,000 toward our goal of $10,000 – thanks to everyone who has contributed!
PA Interfaith Power & Light has done wonderful things with the money, expanding this year to two part-time staff people by hiring Rev. Alison Cornish as executive director (Cricket Hunter is now director of program and outreach – a job that is perfect for her). With more staff we have more programs and are reaching out to more people of faith who want to respond to the challenge of climate change.
It’s heartening and so very much needed. 2015 was the hottest year on record, and the first months of 2016 were also record-breaking warm. This is Continue reading