As a staff member at Action Ministries, I see people in need every single day. Sometimes we are able to meet those needs, and sometimes we don’t have the resources. Through partnering with Bike Athens, we are able to meet the needs of our client partners with transportation issues quickly.
One specific situation I remember was a client partner had a job about 10 miles away and his car broke down. He came in and asked if there was anything we could do so that he wouldn’t lose his job. He had been walking to and from work for about a week and it was just too difficult on him, as he was in his 50’s. We referred him to BikeAthens, and within a week and a half his bike was delivered and presented to him. He was teary and at a loss for words. He continually told me that he felt as though he owed me something, and it was my honor to tell him he did not.
It’s stories like these where I know Bike Athens is participating in keeping the low income community afloat and allowing them to have resources to enhance their quality of life.