Raising Funds for the Habitat 500

By KBJR News 1

June 30, 2013 Updated Jun 30, 2013 at 11:13 PM CDT

Superior, WI (NNCNOW.com)-- Community members looking to combat poverty housing in the Twin Ports gathered at Thirsty Pagan Brewery.

The event supports the Habitat 500. A group of cyclists will embark on a five hundred mile journey in seven days around Minnesota.

The money raised will go towards remodeling a vacant home and will be sold to an income eligible family with a no interest mortgage.

"The idea is to put people into homes and give them the chance to be a part of a community and to really move themselves ahead." said Mark Fitzpatrick.

This is Fitzpatrick's second year biking Habitat 500. He and other cyclists will begin their journey on July 14th.

If you want to donate, head on over the www.twinportshabitat.org.