How much of an effect? The cost of owning and maintaining a personal vehicle is one of the most significant financial burdens a struggling family faces. And many of the Veterans we serve at our Veteran Resource Center (VRC) are just now getting back on their feet; many of them have been unemployed and even homeless.
Public transportation in Amarillo is not sufficient to meet all transportation needs. Our Veterans need transportation to get to work, Dr. appts., etc. A bicycle offers an excellent alternative means of transportation. Not only are costs minimal, bicycles also offer riders great physical and psychological health benefits. You can see why the VRC is excited to offer this program to individuals ready to "change gears" (see what we did there?) and take their life in a new and better direction.
Starting today, we are asking for 10 adult bikes in usable condition. We also need helmets, lights, bike locks, and any other accessories which facilitate their safe and effective use. The VRC will be glad to arrange for pick up at any location in Amarillo. A bicycle donation is a powerful way for you to make a positive impact in someone’s life today.
If you would like to donate any of these items, please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!
And as always, thank you for joining the VRC in our mission to help Veterans, their family members, and surviving spouses in our local community!