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Cyclists begin journey from Joplin to New Orleans

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Cyclists on Thursday kicked off a 10 day journey called JOMONOLA, bringing awareness and raising funds for victims of Hurricane Katrina, the Joplin tornado, and Hurricane Sandy.

Thirty cyclists from across the nation gathered at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Joplin.  They will ride the 800 miles to New Orleans - an average of 82 miles a day.

"We want to remind folks that there are still families not back home," says rider Jerrod Hogan.  "We are trying to raise awareness and funds.  At the end we are hoping to raise $150,000.  With that, we will spilt the money three ways and build a house in each community."

JOMONOLA has already raised $120,000.  If you would like to donate to their cause visit http://jomonola.org/

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