Firefighters biking from Seattle to Los Angeles make a stop in Eugene

  • Source: KMTR-TV Eugene
  • Published: 10/10/2017 06:06 PM

Eleven firefighters peddled into Eugene on Tuesday as a part of the 25-day bicycle ride from Seattle to Los Angeles. The ride is to bring awareness and raise money for the Gary Sinise Foundation's Program R.I.S.E, or Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment, a program that builds specially adapted smart homes for disabled veterans and their families. The ride on Tuesday was a little bit wet, but riders say it is well worth it. "One thing about this program that makes it really easy - like rain, sleet, snow, it doesn't matter, you know," said Rich Smith, a firefighter in Bellevue, Washington. "We all have the ability to give back, and a lot of our veterans are in a really tough spot and they're not able to do that, so we want to give and support them."


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