It can be a huge challenge to find a job without a mode of transportation. Luckily for many workers at Samaritan House’s Workers Resource Center (WRC), the wheels have started rolling!
The Congregational Church of San Mateo (CCSM) recently donated 11 refurbished bicycles, along with locks and helmets to the WRC.
CCSM finds old, run down bikes and works together to clean, align, lubricate and test –drive the bikes until they are restored to safe, operational level. They recruited the help of Talbots Cycles, who provided highly discounted bike parts and Silicon Valley Community Foundation, help pay for helmets and locks. The WRC will be raffling off the bikes to the workers.
To the workers, these bikes mean a reliable mode of transportation. Dependable transportation means a better chance in finding stable employment. A salary could mean stability for an entire family and with that stability, the family can thrive.
Please email Carol@samaritanhousesanmateo.org if you have a bicycle to donate.