Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- A recent Le Moyne college graduate with a passion for helping the homeless is bicycling across the country to raise money for the Brady Faith Center. Andrew Lunetta’s goal is to get Syracuse’s poorest community interested in healthy lifestyles.
“If there’s one place I’d like to support it’s the Brady Center. They’ve been a blessing, an absolute blessing,” Lunetta said.
Lunetta and his girlfriend Anna Kozachuk are riding from Syracuse to Santa Barbara, California, to raise money for the Brady Faith Center and the Pedal to Possibilities program.
Lunetta told NewsChannel 9, “We’ve promoted health amongst a population that really hasn’t had that opportunity.”
Eric Broomfield was homeless when he started riding with Pedal to Possibilities. He says he met employment contacts at the Brady Faith Center, and now, on year later he has a stable maintenance job.
It’s the kind of success story Lunetta wants to see more of. The young couple hopes their ride across country will raise awareness and money to continue the program.
“For me, my passion is being an ear for someone who doesn’t have an ear. 'Loving the lovely' that’s how I like to put it. And this is a wonderful ministry for me because it puts my passion for biking with my passion of letting people talk who normally don’t have the chance to,” Lunetta continued.
The couple will be traveling cross country for the next two months, motivated by their own support and the hope that other people will contribute to the Brady Center and its cause.
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