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Bike community helps out with Project Homeless Connect

Posted by on September 19th, 2007 at 2:50 pm

Volunteer Steven Kung helps fix a bike.
(Photo: Chris Smith)
See YouTube video recap below

Project Homeless Connect is part of an effort by the City of Portland to end homelessness. It’s mission is to, “provide an opportunity for the community to aid homeless people in receiving much needed services and support and for better understanding of this population’s needs.”

An important part of those “much needed services” is transportation. For many homeless folks, (like Bill and Allen), the bicycle is a perfect transportation solution.

To help with the Project’s event earlier this week at the Oregon Convention Center, citizen activist (and possible future Commissioner) Chris Smith organized volunteers from the bike community to help out.

Here’s the result:

Videographer Dan Kaufman of Crank My Chain! was there as a volunteer and he has this quick little video recap of the day:

Thanks to all the volunteers!

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