Story of the Week: Lion Begins “Bike Ride Across America” to Help Haiti

Lions Hope for Haiti has mobilized nearly US$5 million to provide relief and hope for the people of Haiti. Donations continue to come in from clubs and members around the world. And, one of the most ambitious fund-raising efforts we’ve heard about involves Jay DeFuria, a member of the Gardner Lions Club.

Jay left Gardner, Massachusetts June 2, 2010, on a 72-day “Bike Ride Across America” that will end in California. During his journey, Jay hopes to raise $30,000 to help build a medical clinic in Haiti.

Lion Rides Across America to Help Haiti

Telegram & Gazette Staff/CHRISTINE PETERSON

Jay will to travel 70 to 80 miles a day, and raise donations through the Gardner Lions Club’s Haiti Fund. Lions clubs across the country will also help by providing food and shelter during Jay’s journey.

Watch video of Jay at the start of his ride across America.

Learn more about Jay’s journey on the Gardner Lions Club’s Web site.

  • Kumar Raj Subedi

    What a great spirit of service and dedication Lion Jay. Me, personally and Lions from District 325A Nepal, would like to salute your true spirit!