57-year old Eric Shadle, pastor of the Richland Seventh-day Adventist Church in Richland, Washington, has been on a cross-country bicycle tour for 60 days.
To raise awareness of those families in desperate need of children's disposable diapers.
The community service ladies in our church came and said "we've done a needs assessment in our community and every agency we go to tell us that the #1 need is diapers.
I thought, maybe I could ride across the country and raise awareness because if I don't know about it, I'm sure there's a lot of other people that don't.
pedaled nearly 3,500 miles to get from Washington State to Silver Spring, Maryland.
has partnered with several groups to raise the awareness and necessary funds to his
goal of $250,000.
Adventist Community Services and Hope for Humanity have donated $20,000 to his
The National Diaper Bank Network has offered to match the cost of each diaper that Shadle
raises up to a total of 250,000 diapers, which equals to approximately $62,500.
When we heard about his
mission, that's when we reached out to say "you're not alone, that's what we're trying to do.
is just an amazing example of compassion in action.
The Richland Church currently partners with and distributes disposable diapers through several local Washington agencies, distributing approximately 90,000 diapers to date.
Before returning home, Pastor Shadle
has 6 appointments on Capitol Hill to discuss the great need for diapers.
To learn more about his
journey, visit www.ridefordiapers.org.