Project Homeless Connect Needs Bike Mechanic Volunteers!

This just in from the coordinator of the Project Homeless Connect bike area. I volunteered here last year and it’s a great project! Please consider signing up to help out. You don’t have to be a pro mechanic, many of these bikes need major help but just getting them to the “safe” level of working brakes and parts not falling off is big step towards safer mobility for a lot of people!  Here’s the information:

I am the logistics coordinator and the bicycle repair area leader for Project Homeless Connect. The event is happening next Thursday at the Lane Event Center. Each year, many social service agencies, with the help of hundreds of volunteers provide a multitude of services for about 1500 homeless and at-risk persons. I still need 7-10 bicycle mechanics to help repair bicycle for homeless and at risk persons at the event. You don’t need to be a professional or have training. We are only doing minor tune-ups and changing flat and worn tires and tubes. If you have some basic tools and a repair stand, I can really use your help! I am needing mechanics for both morning and afternoon shifts, but am especially desperate for mechanics to fill the 11:30am -3:30pm shift. We typically repair over 100 bikes each year at the event. If you can spare a few hours next Thursday, please sign-up to help. You can sign up by using this link:

https://volunteer.truist.com/uwlane/user/events/one.tcl?event_id=10437031643

Scroll down (to #4) to find the bicycle mechanic position and sign up! There are other positions that still need volunteers if you prefer not to work on bikes. I hope to see some of you at the event. If you wish to learn more about the event, feel free to contact me at kko@springfield-or.gov.

Cheers, Kevin Ko

Author: Shane MacRhodes

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