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Local churches helping those in need to "Build a Bike"

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Local churches are stepping in to help get bicycles to people in need. Local churches are stepping in to help get bicycles to people in need.
The program has given 135 bicycles since starting earlier this year. The program has given 135 bicycles since starting earlier this year.

Local churches are stepping in to help get bicycles to people in need.

"The Wheelhouse - a Christian Bicycle Cooperative" is a special service to help get a bicycle, helmet, and lock to people that need transportation.  People that go through the program, assist volunteers with building the bikes that are donated to churches around the city, and those with the program say that helping people's transportation needs is a little different than other needs they may have.

"Transportation is an issue when it comes to their seeking a job or getting a job, and I think the churches in Lima are doing an excellent job of providing food and there are a lot of clothing outlets for people in need - but transportation is more difficult and churches have really stepped up with donating bicycles," said Larry Cress, chairman of the Wheelhouse Bicycle Cooperative.

Those that received a bicycle through the program say that it makes a big difference in their day-to-day lives.

"I appreciate the program for what it’s doing for the community and what it's doing for me, I’m able to get back and forth to work so that I can maintain my employment," said Sedric Washington.

The program has given 135 bicycles since starting earlier this year.

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