Riding across the country for a cause

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — A group of motorcyclists is traveling across the country for an Urbana substance abuse program and they made a stop in Central Illinois. 

The riders are on a week-long trip from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. They’re raising money for Lifeline Connect. It’s a one year recovery program for men struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. 

The plan is to build a new dorm to help 24 more men get the help they need. A former addict who went through Lifeline says he’s riding because the program saved his life.

Les Cotton says, “I graduated from Lifeline Connect nine years ago. So I have a burden to see this new 24 man dorm built.”

Director Brenda Rogers says, “We are ready to build. We are literally ready. The contractors are just waiting on the last of the money. Lots of people in the community have stepped up donating labor and materials.” 

The new dorm will cost about $630,000. They only have about $50,000 more to go.

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