Thursday, April 29, 2010

Fort Myers ministry gives bicycles to homeless

News-Press April 29, 2010
Crucial transportation first earned with hard


Waldo Narro, 46, is unemployed, homeless, without
a car and a long way from his hometown of
Albuquerque, N.M.

At least he has local transportation, a dependable
Huffy bicycle.

"It will get me anywhere," Narro said Wednesday,
standing in the Lee County Bicycle Ministry at First
Baptist Church in downtown Fort Myers. "And a lot
faster than walking."

Narro received his Huffy through the Bicycle
Ministry, which, director Ken Nies estimated, has
provided more than 400 bikes to the homeless in
the past 2 1/2 years. The bikes aren't freebies. Folks
such as Narro must work for them by doing
community service for charities and walking in the
door with a letter from a community service
organization attesting to the work. Click here to read the full story.

Kudos to the Bicycle Ministry to filling a real need in our community. If you'd like to donate bikes, contact Ken Nies, 458-0075.

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