A Kick-Off Rally for Rob Becker, Richmond, Mich. resident who is traveling cross-country on his motorcycle in an effort to raise money and awareness for Covenant House Michigan, a Detroit-based shelter serving homeless and at-risk youth.
After 14 years as a paramedic, Becker, lost his job in 2005. He spent two years unemployed, looking for work, but in 2007, he lost his home and became homeless. Becker lived in his vehicle for a few days before a bed became available at a local shelter where he stayed for two months. He eventually found another job and began volunteering at the shelter. “I tried to give back everything that was given to me,” he said.
His experience has compelled him to give back even more, so he decided on the approximately 9,000 mile cross country journey on his motorcycle to raise at least $5,000 for Covenant House Michigan. He plans to sleep in a tent and visit other Covenant House locations throughout the country. “Covenant House is doing such great things for homeless young people in a loving caring home-like setting,” Becker said.
Donations can be made at www.covenanthousemi.org, donor’s should designate their donation to Ride4Homeless. Supporters can visit Becker’s website www.ride4homeless.com for a turn-by-turn map of his trip and updates on his journey.
Friday, April 30, 2010
Covenant House Michigan
2959 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Detroit, MI 48208