It’s never easy to be in need of food and shelter, the need for those necessities are heightened during periods of the most extreme weather. Since 1947, the Cherry Street Mission has worked to provide basic needs to those who desire assistance.
No stranger to long journeys on his bike (which he has nicknamed Floyd in honor of Charles Floyd of the Lewis and Clark Expedition), Thompson, at 67 years old, planned a daunting trip, a 12,000-mile trek along the perimeter of all 48 contiguous states. “Around 2013, I thought I should do one more long trip,” Thompson said. “I decided to do it for (the benefit of) a couple of causes.”