The message I posted previously was taken from a Trips For Kids email I sent out to our contact list.... One of the persons on our email list is Mike from God's Pedal Power Ministry. Mike has a shop located in the heart of Tampa in a very low-income area. He gets donated bikes from all over the county and fixes them up and gives them away to people in need of transportation to get to work and school. He also makes repairs to their bikes so they can keep getting to work and school. I just wanted to share the response I got from him with you.... for anyone out there who is handy with a wrench looking for a way to give back to those that are less fortunate please consider contacting Mike and giving him a hand every once in a while. They are working on bikes every Tuesday and Thursday evening. His email is MOlsen@tampabay.rr.com
"Hi Chris, it sounds like you are doing a good job. God’s Pedal Power Ministry is seeing between 35 and 45 people each Tuesday and Thursday evening now, and each bike has more than three problems on average. We now have about 350 people on our list who are looking for a free bike to try to find work or get to school. My wife and I are taking the weekend off to attend a wedding in Key West, so we will not be able to help, but if you find some people who like to help make bike repairs, please give them my email…..we are just under water helping people with needs.