Refugee Services of Texas will partner with Ride for Refuge on February 8, 2014, to raise funds for refugees, asylees, and survivors of human trafficking. The ride begins at 8 a.m. at Yellow Bike Project, 1216 Webberville Road.
Ride for Refuge offers 10 mile, 35 mile, and 60 mile routes for riders ages 13 and older. Registration is either a 25 dollar registration fee, or a commitment to raise 75 dollars. Refugee Services of Texas will hold a raffle with several gift cards and a night at the Driskill Hotel. Raffle tickets are 5 dollars each, or 20 dollars for five tickets. All proceeds from both the Ride and raffle go to help the refugees and survivors in the Austin area.
“The time given and the money donated will directly affect the lives of hundreds of displaced persons in Austin,” said Eric Schmidt, Refugee Services of Texas Austin Area Director. “This is a great opportunity to become involved in the work RST does to help families from around the world who now make Austin home.”
To get involved or register, visit www.rideforrefuge.org/location/austin or www.rstx.org.
About Refugee Services of Texas
Refugee Services of Texas, Inc. is a not-for-profit social service agency guided by principles of human compassion and dignity committed to providing quality services for refugees, asylees, and survivors of trafficking.
About Ride for Refuge
The Ride for Refuge is a family-friendly cycling fundraiser that partners with 175+ charities to raise needed operating funding for their work with the displaced, vulnerable and exploited.