GREENVILLE, PITT COUNTY - A group of New York firefighters cycling to Florida for charity made a stop in Greenville.
On March 19th, the riders began their 18-day, 1,400 mile journey starting from the World Trade Center Ground Zero in New York City. They are headed to the Navy SEAL Memorial in Fort Pierce, Florida.
The firefighters are riding to raise money for the Navy SEAL Museum Scholarship Fund and the Navy SEAL Trident House, which offers free lodging and services to the families of service members who visit the memorial.
The riders are stopping at towns and fire departments along the East Coast to raise awareness and money through the sale of event t-shirts.
They stopped in Greenville at the Greenville Fire and Rescue Station 1 on Tuesday night.
The group continued their trek Wednesday morning. They plan to arrive in Fort Pierce, Florida on Saturday, April 5th.
The firefighters plan to present a 14-foot steel "I Beam" and a "Halligan" tool recovered from the rubble of the World Trade Center, to the Navy SEAL community when they arrive.