(WBIR - Tellico Village) Charlie and Teresa Bernard left their church in Tellico Village Wednesday night, headed for Seattle Washington. The duo is riding motorcycles across America to raise money for the Good Samaritan Center of Loudon County.
Before leaving, members of Tellico Village First Baptist enjoyed dinner, fellowship and blessed the bikes.
People donated a few dollars for each mile that will be traveled,and raised almost $12,000.
"To be able to raise money like this along with enjoying motorcycle has been great. This is our first time to combine our love for motorcycling and raising money for charity. We're excited about that," said Teresa Bernard.
The Good Samaritan Center was formed almost 20 years ago to help struggling families in Loudon County. The center says the donation will help them get through the rest of their budget year.