Hands on Portland
Last Friday, 13 volunteers from Hands on Greater Portland scrubbed, “flossed” and polished 17 kids bikes, while laughing, smiling and marveling at ridiculous bicycle names like “Cargo Cruisin” and “Sheila.” The volunteers helped us clean kids bikes during the United Way MLK Weekend of Service.The weekend, a 4-day marathon of volunteerism, supports dozens of area organizations and brings together more than 2,000 people in service to their community.
This might have been our most detail-oriented group yet, with people buffing rusty spokes to a high gloss, wiping the inside of an old chain guard, and carefully scratching away a bad homemade paint job to reveal a sparkling white bike frame. We are so excited to put these bicycles to use in our youth programs.
Thank you so much to the volunteers, Hands On, and United Way for making the MLK Weekend of Service such a success. If you’d like to learn more about how you can get involved with Hands On, visit their website at handsonportland.org.
Photo by staff