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July 11, 2013

Cycle for Shelter

HAVERHILL, MA —The 25th annual Cycle for Shelter will be held Sun., July 28, to raise funds to provide what homeless children and adults need to rebuild their lives - emergency shelter, housing search assistance, affordable housing, adult education and job training and support services. This year more than 3,000 homeless adults and children will seek help from Emmaus as they face homelessness, a crisis that most of us can only imagine in our worst nightmares.

Riding in the Cycle for Shelter is a way to channel physical, mental and emotional energy into something much greater than the accomplishment that is gained by riding 21, 50, 62 or 100 miles. Cycle for Shelter cyclists use their strength, time and energy to help those in need. With each mile, the Cycle for Shelter brings homeless individuals and families closer to fulfilling their dream of finding permanent housing.

Over the past twenty five years, Cycle for Shelter has raised nearly $950,000 for Emmaus.

About Emmaus Inc.:

Emmaus Inc. of Haverhill MA, is a non-profit organization founded in 1985 to provide housing and services to homeless families and adults. Over the past 25 years, the agency has grown to become a significant service provider and developer of affordable housing, offering one of the most innovative and comprehensive approaches to homelessness in the country. Ninety-one cents of every dollar raised by Emmaus goes directly to life-saving programs for the homeless.

Since its incorporation, Emmaus Inc. has assisted over 17,000 men, women, and children out of homelessness and into permanent housing, jobs, and independent living. Agency services include outreach, emergency shelter, meals, counseling, case management, clinical services, substance abuse treatment, referrals, housing search, employment training, life skills, job search, and job placement. Emmaus Inc. has assembled an extensive “continuum of care” that offers solutions to poverty and homelessness, as well as a mission of charity and compassion. For more information on the Cycle for Shelter or Emmaus, please contact Terri Rousseau at 978-241-3425 or visit www.emmausinc.org.

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