Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Bikes for Boise refugees

I loved this story in the Idaho Statesman last month, and I'm glad to see it's still online for blogging.

Working with the International Rescue Committee, three Boise High School students collected bicycles all fall, made sure they were all in good repair, then distributed them to local refugees.

Boise has a surprisingly high refugee population. Alas, our public transit system is so poor that for many people, bikes are their best bet for getting around - even in winter.

Anyway, it's wonderful to see students taking the initiative to meet the needs of our newest neighbors.

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