Reservists help provide bicycles to deserving children

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WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (WDTN) – Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 665th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group’s 14th Intelligence Squadron volunteered their time to help with the Bicycles for All event in Dayton on July 20.

The Airmen repaired four children’s bicycles, sorted and recycled 1,400 pounds of scrap bicycle materials, and freed hundreds of square feet in warehouse space.

Bicycles for All is a nonprofit organization founded in 2012 that relies only on volunteers and donations to give free or affordable bicycles, cycling accessories, bicycle repair, and bicycle-related education to any child who needs or wants one through the Free Kids Bike program.

14 IS flight superintendent Master Sgt. Yankush said, “It’s an awesome experience to give a child their new bike and see the look of excitement as they take that first ride.” Sgt. Yankush has been volunteering at Bicycles for All for over two years. He has repaired several hundred bicycles during that time, which would have rusted away otherwise.

“Bicycles for All is more than just bicycles, it’s giving back to the community,” said Senior Airman Neary, 14 IS intelligence analyst.

If you would like to volunteer, donate, or become a corporate sponsor, you can do so by calling (937) 985-2004 or visit the shop at 201 E. 6th Street in Dayton.

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