From Vashon PC Pastor Leigh Weber:
On Saturday. September 14, we partnered with Bike Works, an organization in Seattle that takes used bikes and bike parts and repairs them to make available to kids and others who might not otherwise have one. It also keeps used and broken bikes from being tossed in the land fill. We had no clue how many folks to expect and we were laughing about what we would do if no one showed. Right at 9 a.m. folks started showing up and it was a steady stream until we closed at 1 pm. We partnered with John L. Scott on island to use their truck to transport them to Seattle (we collected two full truck loads) and we partnered with Vashon E Bikes who gave a gift certificate towards an E Bike that folks entered a drawing for if they make a bike donation. We also partnered with our neighbors at Camp Colvos, who gave us wrist bands for a free beer for a donation.
We collected almost 150 bikes, saving the planet some more space and making more available to others.