A Build Day in Peoria

Written by: Kendall Clements, Blue Ride

Trading in my bike shorts for work shorts was definitely welcomed after a week of biking in the hills of Iowa. Here in Peoria, IL we have had such wonderful hosts at the Southern Illinois Fuller Center. I really appreciate how they focus on serving veterans as I come from a family of vets. I worked on Mary’s home where we helped repair her deck. From my understanding, she was cited by the city and had received fines for the poor condition and code violations. Mary is active in her community and has great relationships with her neighbors. She showed us a lot of appreciation and made sure we felt welcomed. It was wonderful to see the progress on her home. Peoria has a lot of charm and very friendly folks. It was great to learn more about the regional Fuller Center here, they are busy!

It’s crazy to think how we are only two weeks away from DC! This summer has flown by and I’m not sure I’m ready to go back to the ‘real world.’ I will savor my remaining time with my Bike Adventure family, and am definitely considering coming back for at least a segment next year. Oyee!


mary's deck project

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