She was driving our mobile repair van that night, and along with one of our volunteers- offered him a ride. Upon arrival, they learned the shelter was at capacity- they would have to try the next closest church, another three miles to the south…and when they arrived, it was full.
Luckily, another four miles away, an empty bed was available and our friend would escape the harsh weather, for that night at least.
I’d like to ask us all to take a moment and reflect on of the security that reliable transportation provides us. We don’t have to worry about transporting groceries or running everyday errands. We don’t have to worry about getting to work or school and back. Without transportation, access to that third shelter, would have never been possible. Chances are, most aren’t going to receive a ride from a kind stranger. This is where a bike can change a life. Your support has provided over 10,000 bikes to your unhoused neighbors in need of transportation. For that, we thank you.