Ride to help raise house cash

Published 11:34 am Wednesday, April 15, 2009

By Staff
Something must have gotten into the folks at Medical Center Pharmacy. Perhaps owner Danny Cottrell’s generosity earlier this year — when he distributed $16,000 in $2 bills to his employees, with the request that it be spent locally — has inspired them to give back even more.
More likely, they have always been the generous type.
In any case, employees at the pharmacy have taken on quite a challenge. Although they don’t have much experience riding bicycles long distance, they plan to take part in Habitat for Humanity’s bike ride from Brewton to Atmore.
And they are challenging other businesses in town to participate as well.
The ride will raise money to build the first Habitat house in Atmore since the organization expanded to include all of Escambia County. Habitat for Humanity offers low-income loans for homes and helps build the houses, using volunteer help and “sweat equity” from Habitat homeowners.
Pharmacy employees taking part in the ride are hoping simply to get to Flomaton, and we have faith that they will be able to make it.
The bike ride will take place Saturday, May 2, beginning at 8 a.m. at Burnt Corn Creek Park. Riders will enter Tom Byrne Park in Atmore — where that city’s MayFest is taking place — to help celebrate the unity among all of the communities in Escambia County since Habitat has expanded.
We hope many riders — experienced or not — will take part in the ride, not only to support Habitat for Humanity but to support cooperation among all of the communities in our county.

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