WEST FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) “Fitness and fundraising, it’s a great cause,” says Judy LaJesse, North Dakota Interior Designers.
Locals cycled for a cause on Thursday, March 8. Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity hosted its 15th Annual Tour de Habitat stationary bike race at West Fargo’s Cyclebar. There were 14 teams with 6 people per crew.
At last check, the race raised more than $21,000 but that number is expected to keep climbing.
Habitat says this event is one of its biggest money makers for the year.
The houses cost $120,000 - $140,000 to build, which means this event alone covers the cost of the framing lumber for four different homes.
“It’s to raise awareness for the need of affordable housing. Really, that’s a crisis in our area and almost everywhere in our world,” explains Pete Christopher, Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity Resource Development Manager.
Habitat’s mission is to bring people together to build homes, communities and hope.
If you would like to donate to the cause, head to www.lakeagassizhabitat.org/tour.