Bert Wiens
Amount Raised
Goal $1,500.00

My Message

On October 3, I'm fundraising in the Ride for Refuge to call attention to some people and priorities that I feel really strongly about. By participating in the RIDE, I'm speaking for people who have little or no voice and who often get left behind or ignored.

Ten years ago my father passed away, yet so many of his stories remain with me.  I remember vividly how he told me about having to leave his home in the Crimea one night, as my grandfather had been informed that he would be taken and killed by the local authorities.  My father was seven years old.  They made the trip to Moscow, leaving behind everything that couldn't be carried in suitcases.  It was there that my grandfather was jailed for being a leader of a German group trying to leave Russia.  It was there that my grandmother made the decision to leave her husband behind and board the train to Germany.  She later learned that he had died in prison.  As refugees, they trekked across the Atlantic Ocean and received support in settling in South America.  It is this story of my dad's life that inspires me to Ride!  This story that is shared by so many, both past and present.

I'm supporting Journey Home Community who is bringing hope and refuge to those who have had to flee. Thanks for supporting me! #ride20

Event Date
Oct 3, 2020 8:00 AM
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My Team

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My Supporters

Monika Warkentin donated $250.00
Oct 1, 2020 12:55 PM
Hedy Eilers donated $250.00
Sep 24, 2020 3:36 PM
Howard & Patricia Lee donated $150.00
Sep 6, 2020 2:33 PM
Bert Wiens donated an undisclosed amount
Aug 12, 2020 10:30 AM