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Texas Bicycle Coalition is coordinating an effort to collect and distribute used bicycles to thousands of Katrina evacuees. The Coalition needs your support and help to make this project a reality.
During the first phase of this project, the Coalition is seeking partnerships with other organizations, corporations and faith-based groups across the country that have the capacity to collect and store 50 or more working bicycles and handle some administrative responsibilities, possibly including fundraising for transportation costs. If your organization fits this description and is interested in helping, please contact
This project will be funded exclusively by donations made to the BikeTexas Katrina BikeAid Fund, and any excess funds raised will be donated to the American Red Cross. If you would like to support this effort, please visit the Katrina BikeAid donation page.
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“Bicycles can help provide mobility and independence. By collecting and distributing bikes for those impacted by Katrina, we’re all providing evacuees with an important tool to help them rebuild their lives,” says Robin Stallings, Texas Bicycle Coalition Executive Director.
When the Coalition moves into the next phase of BikeTexas Katrina BikeAid, more details will be posted on the BikeTexas website about other ways to get involved. Please stay tuned for updates.