Milledgeville couple cycles across country for children in need

MILLEDGEVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Mile after mile, a Milledgeville couple kept on cycling–from one ocean to the other.

It was all to help Macon’s The Methodist Home take care of abused and neglected children.

“Some small thing? This is an amazingly huge thing they’ve done for us,” said The Methodist Home President Alison Evans.

It was lengthy too.

“We ended up putting in 3,040 miles,” said Frank May.

Frank and Susan May wouldn’t tell you, but what they consider a small helping hand is a huge deal for The Methodist Home in Macon, which helps abused and neglected children by providing them with a place to live and be cared for.

“To start in St. Augustine, Florida and pedal bicycles all the way across our great nation and land in San Diego, California and see the Pacific Ocean, and to do it all in the name of our children–that takes someone who’s committed,” said Evans.

The couple has always been into cycling.

“Why don’t we film you riding?” they asked 41NBC’s Sean Franklin. “That would probably be better!”

And Frank and Susan believe great things come on two wheels.

So for each mile of their trip, supporters donated thousands of dollars.

“So we’ve been long time supporters of the children’s home, and the good thing about donating to the children’s home is that all the proceeds that they raise go directly to the children,” said Susan May.

And that couldn’t make Evans any happier.

“The Mays are amazing people–to think about what they decided to do, the challenge that they took on and to do it all in the name of our children,” said Evans.

So with a little–or actually a lot–of rubber touching the road, a few hearts were touched along the way.

“It just touches our heart,” said Evans.

The couple has raised several thousand dollars so far.

They’re still taking donations, so if you want to donate, head over to The Methodist Homepage at http://www.themethodisthome.org.

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