VERONA, Miss. (WTVA) -- A group of volunteers ranging from 14 to 85 years old is using a set of wheels to make a difference in the lives of others.
"You meet a perfect stranger, and suddenly, it's a bonding almost immediately because everyone is there for the same purpose. They are out there to help people and give people a hand. We are not giving charity. We are helping people," said Tom Weber, a member of The Fuller Center Bicycle Adventure team.
The team represents The Fuller Center for Housing, a ministry founded by Millard Fuller, the person who started Habitat for Humanity.
After gliding into town on Tuesday and spending the night at a local church, this group performed what it calls a "Greater Blessing Project" for some local families.
"It is very exciting to get all these crazy bikers behind me involved in helping people that are really in need. And it's something that is inspiring, and anyone can chip in and lend a helping hand," said Melissa Merrill, the leader of the Bicycle Adventure.
"I've probably slept on over 100 church floors so far. And you meet all of the people there, and love just pours out, and support just pours out, and it just changes your life," said Weber.
The team traveled through North Mississippi before, but this was the first time it was able to stop and do work in local communities.
"I sure do appreciate this," said the resident of the home the team worked on Wednesday.
"We like to say we give them a hand up, not just a hand out," said Merrill.
The team still has 200 miles to go before reaching Jackson, the group's final destination.