Andrew Hyde pictured at Trident in Boulder, Colorado, the day before departure to San Diego, California.
Hyde writes: “Hello friends! Jeremy and I are riding bicycles across the USA from April to June, 2017. We’re raising money through Humanwire and hope to fund quite a few families and introduce you to them. The beauty of a bike is often a one on one connection to the world and the beauty of Humanwire is creating a one on one friendship with a refugee. By funding our ride you will get both video content from the ride and also get to meet a refugee via a Skype call and get a relationship started. We are taking the Southern Tier bike route across the USA, so from San Diego, California to St. Augustine, Florida. We will be posting on Instagram [Andrew], Twitter [Andrew, Jeremy] and our blogs about the trip [Andrew].”
$1 for Jeremy and Andrew per mile $6,106
$1 per mile: $3053
.5 per mile $1,526.5
.1 per mile $152.65
Now Andrew and Jeremy have set a goal to raise $2000 for several families, beginning with Walid, Khaldyeh and Ghadeer. At this time, 100% of your support will go directly to this family until the first goal is met. Humanwire takes 0% from your contribution and enables hosts like Andrew and Jeremy to decide exactly how they wish to allocate your contribution to their family.
Before conflict came to Syria, Walid (6), Khaldyeh (5) and Ghadeer (4) lived with their parents and younger sibling Ihklas (3) near Aleppo. Their father Jaber Wadi (27) worked as a shepherd and their mother Midala was studying. One day in 2013, Jaber Wadi had been to the bakery when, without warning, a shell dropped on top of the building. Remembering the day, he describes it as a “massacre…bread dunked in blood.” Shrapnel severely injured his hand and he was rushed to Turkey for medical treatment.
Now living in Lebanon, the family recently welcomed their newborn Saif into the home but remain in pure survival mode. Midala is blind and young Saif has a hole in his heart. When asked about his outlook, Jaber Wali said he believes with a small investment in sheep, he could turn things around.