Len and the crew arrive into Greensburg, a city leveled by a tornado in 2007 that responded by re-building entirely to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards, and adopting innovative green initiatives. Greensburg is the first city in the U.S. to use all LED streetlights, and uses electricity that is 100% powered by wind energy. We thank the students of Chesapeake High School, who researched all of the RAAM time stations for us.
At TS25, Len dedicates his ride to 16 year-old Malik from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Malik sent us this message:
"I first found out I had cancer in January 2017, and have been with St. Jude since February. I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. Hopecam has helped me be able to contact friends and family. I am very grateful for what Hopecam has done for me."
Greensburg, Kansas has a population of 777 people. It was established in 1886. The name came from a stagecoach driver, "Cannonball" Green. Greensburg is home to the world's largest hand-dug well, built in 1888. It is 109 feet deep and 32 feet in diameter. Also, Greensburg is located in Kiowa County, which is very historical and is named after the native Indians who lived there. Greensburg is a pleasant town that endured something tragic on May 4, 2007. This town was hit with a massive, EF5 tornado with wind speeds of up to 205 miles per hour. Ten people were killed and nearly 60 people were injured.