They plan to remain at least 40 feet above the church grounds until 100 new bikes are donated.
Brewer has set a goal of 100 bikes by 2:30 that day, which is less than 2 hours.
“I don’t want to remain up there into the night,” he declared. “I am afraid of heights.”
He admitted he would stay if the goal is reached. “It would be great if we could collect 300 bikes,” he said.
The bikes, for children ages 12 and under, will be presented to the Polk County Department of Family and Children Services for distribution.
Echols said he met with DFCS staff and pitched the idea, which was greeted with excitement.
“For past few years, we have provided Christmas for struggling families,” he said. “This year, we want to do more for children.”
Meanwhile, Brewer continues to plan how he can be more comfortable while waiting for the bike goal to be reached.
He even hopes the wind won’t blow or it will not be raining or snowing.
“If it is windy, I don’t want to be any higher than 20 feet off the ground,” he laughed.
Pastor Echols said he plans to contact local churches and ask them to consider partnering in the project.
“I believe the Rockmart community will support our efforts,” he said.
He also added that he selected Brewer as a partner due to his humor.
“Justin and other members of Crossview are serious about helping these kids have a better Christmas,” he said.