Heading West with Ed Anderson’s Tour de Adoption

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Heading West with Ed Anderson’s Tour de Adoption

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St. Louis is the half-way point on #edsadoptiontour, a 4,000mi ride to raise $1 million for #adoption http://bit.ly/2babz7y @DTFA
Friday, August 26, 2016 - 9:00am

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The gateway to the west is Ed Anderson’s latest stop on his Tour de Adoption. Half way through his ride across the United States, he’s gaining momentum on the road and towards his $1 million goal. To date, Ed has more than $210,000 pledged to his ride!

Ed Anderson is a Wendy’s franchisee from Newport News, VA and he is riding 4,000 miles across the country to raise awareness and critical funds for the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

In 1992, Dave Thomas started the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. An international nonprofit dedicated solely to increasing the number of adoptions from foster care. The Foundation furnishes grants to private and public adoption agencies through its signature program, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids. The agencies use the grants to hire specially-trained adoption recruiters, called Wendy’s Wonderful Kids recruiters, who use a child-focused recruitment model. It is the sole mission of these recruiters to find permanent, loving homes for the children who have been in foster care the longest.

Dave Thomas himself was adopted and Ed felt there was no better way to honor the memory of Dave Thomas than to help raise funds for his Foundation.

Ed will be on his bike from now until October 4 when he completes his journey in San Diego, CA.  

To learn more about Ed’s Tour de Adoption and to make a donation, visit bit.ly/edsadoptiontour.

Keywords: Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives | Dave Thomas | Ed Anderson | Newport News | Recruiter | St. Louis | Wendy's | adoption | arch | forever family | foster care

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