50 years ago, Hal rode 100 miles in 1 day for charity… he thinks he raised a couple hundred dollars!
His goals are BIGGER now!
At 68, one of his bucket list items is to ride the entire 141.3 miles of the D&L Trail
from south of Wilkes Barre to Bristol in 3 days.
His goal is to raise a total of $50,000 for three charities:
- Bright Hope
- Samaritan’s Purse
- Folds of Honor
Hal & his wife, Joyce, are owners of American Fence & Flag in Whitehall, PA. We love to give to our community and to national and international organizations whose missions we value. We have a passion for giving which has grown over the past 30 years of our business. Through the company, we give 1% of our sales and 10% of our profit to a variety of charities. Hal thought his bucket list goal to ride the D&L Trail from one end to the other, would be a great way to encourage folks to give and to support three wonderful organizations. Hal is hoping to challenge those who read this to give of their time, talents, and treasure and to make a bucket list and work on doing the things on it - don’t wait until it's too late!
October 19, 20 & 21, 2022
HOW TO DONATE
By Check - payable to one of the three organizations featured below with Hal’s Ride in the memo section. Checks can be dropped off or mailed to:
American Fence & Flag
2738 Eberhart Road
Whitehall, PA 1805
By Cash - drop off to American Fence & Flag M-F between 9 & 5.
By Credit Card - call American Fence & Flag (610-437-1944) M-F between 9 & 5.
Online - see listing below for links to donate directly online to credit Hal’s Ride.
All three organizations are 501C(3) non-profits and your donation will be credited to you for tax purposes.
Come join Hal & Al for a mile of two, or more, if you’d like!
Their schedule is dependent on a lot of variables, so if you want to know where we are at any given time, call Joyce at 610-657-8901 to get an update.
ALL TIMES APPROXIMATE
YOU CHOOSE WHO YOU WOULD LIKE TO SUPPORT
as Hal & Al (and some friends) make the 141.3 mile ride!
Founded in 1981, Bright Hope Pregnancy Support Centers honor life and offer hope by providing pregnancy support services, resources and life skills education to women, men and youth. Hundreds of babies have been saved from death by abortion through the caring and skilled services and counsel offered by Bright Hope staff and volunteers over the years.
Bright Hope operates two clinics in the Lehigh Valley, one in Easton and one in Allentown. In a few weeks they will be launching a new Medical Mobile Unit, which will take medical (including ultrasound) and counseling services anywhere they are needed. Bright Hope also operates a maternity home that houses pregnant women who are homeless or facing homelessness. In addition to these life affirming services, Bright Hope also supplies families in need with resources to clothe, feed and raise their child. Life skills education is also at the core of what Bright Hope brings to the community, including healthy relationship training, which is meant to prevent risky behavior in youth.
Folds of Honor Eastern PA/NJ
Folds of Honor is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that provides educational scholarships to the spouses and children of military members who have fallen or been disabled while serving in the United States armed forces. Beginning in 2022, Folds of Honor expanded its mission to include first responders. Its educational scholarships support private-school tuition or tutoring in grades K-12 as well as post-secondary tuition. It is rated a four-star charity by Charity Navigator and Platinum on GuideStar. It was founded by Lt Col Dan Rooney, an F-16 fighter pilot, who is currently stationed at Headquarters Air Force Recruiting Service Detachment 1, at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, TX.
Samaritan’s Purse International Relief
Donations to Samaritan’s Purse will be funding North American Ministries for hurricane relief efforts in the US.
Samaritan’s Purse quickly responds when disasters strike in the U.S., mobilizing volunteers and equipment to provide assistance. By offering high-quality relief, we have opportunities to share God’s love with people experiencing crisis. We always partner with a local church, where our relief team establishes a command center, mobilizes volunteers, notifies victims that help is available, and serves the community in need.