Facing much needed capital improvements at Hermiston Church of the Nazarene, a member is taking to the streets to raise money.
As part of a GoFundMe campaign to raise $3,000 needed to complete payment for the church’s parking lot resurfacing project, Patrick Temple will depart Thursday by unicycle from the Eastern Regional Airport in Pendleton. He will ride the roughly 30 miles to the church, located at 1520 W. Orchard Ave., Hermiston.
The first leg of the journey will take Temple via the Barnhart-Airport extension road before taking toInterstate 84 with a flashing chase vehicle close behind for rider safety. The idea grew after months of generous donations by members and friends of the church. With a balance remaining, Temple decided to use a bit of imagination to help raise the rest needed for the project.
Temple will be doing Facebook Live broadcasts en route every half hour — look for them via #NazUni. To donate through the fundraiser, visit www.gofundme.com/unicycling-for-hermnaz-parking-lot.