The Bicycle Transportation Alliance is reaching out to Portlanders who are watching events unfold on the East Coast and wondering what is the best way to help.
Our friends and partners in New York, particularly, are working hard to recover and deliver relief. One New York community bike shop, Recycle-A-Bicycle is working hard despite losing inventory in a flooded warehouse and shivering in unheated shops.
The relief efforts they are working on include providing bikes, baskets, and trailers to local organizations supplying the affected areas with food, water, and supplies. They are also looking to raise enough funds to increase their staff to meet the needs to provide mobile bike repair in the affected areas and build more bikes to support the effort.
A mere $2,500 will help build their staff capacity.
Outreach would be geared toward low-income residents of Red Hook, Brooklyn and the Lower East Side of Manhattan, two of the neighborhoods hit hardest by the hurricane, both of which are located in close proximity to their storefronts.
Please consider making a gift to Recycle-A-Bicycle today to help their relief efforts.