RCCC - Bikes for the World - Record year!

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On Saturday, 4.5.14, The Rotary Club of Carroll Creek (RCCC) collected 149 used-yet-serviceable bicycles in its annual community collection for Bikes For The World (81 bicycles were collected last year). A record year! Bravo! 
 
The bicycles will now be shipped to Kenya, where Nairobi-based Bikes For The World partner "Wheels of Africa" will direct the bicycles to community charitable organizations to provide affordable transportation for individuals to go to school, work and healthcare services.  
 
In the nine years RCCC has been organizing the bicycle collections, it has collected over 1,000 bicycles.
 
Bikes For The World is an Arlington, Virginia-based charitable organization, which ships bicycles to Africa, Latin America and other developing regions, where partner charities train and hire local people to recondition the bikes - generating bicycle sales and service jobs.  
 
Thanks to Rotarian volunteers: Norm Birzer, Cindy Cantrel, Neil Filler, Richard Foot, Mary Ford-Naill, Fred Genau, Patrick Gunnin, Jean-Louis Lepage, Greg Light, Michael Moore, Zoltan Nagy, David Petrucci
 
Thanks for their participation to: Hood College Rotaract Club advisor Dr. John George and member Ivana SoceI, Interact Club member Katie Wrzensinski, and Frederick Community College faculty member Shane Sellers

Kudos to the event managers, Rotarians Dick Foot and Jean-Louis Lepage.   
Job very well done!
 
Special mention to Rotarian Tom Meacham, owner operator of Triangle Motors for hosting the event, and to Rotarian Dick Foot for his extraordinary PR work in generating interest within the community!
 
Below are pictures of the volunteers at work!

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