- Published on Monday, 18 March 2013 16:59
Many thanks to the Howard Gardner School and Meet Up Virginia the two groups who joined us March 15 & 16 for a container loading for Ghana.
We finished up this latest load destined for the Village Bicycle Project in Ghana on Saturday March 16th. With the help of both of these groups, Bikes for the World was able to load over 450 bikes bringing our total to 73,873 bikes shipped to date.
On Friday March 15th the students from the Howard Gardner School, a small independent school based in Alexandria, joined Bikes for the World to get our latest container to Ghana underway. The students put in a full day from 10-2 helping us load the container, straighten up our trailers at Springfield, and processing bikes for the shipment. At times the kids even helped load bikes into that tricky 3rd level.
A Meet Up group out of Northern Virginia met us the following day to finish the container. The weather held off even though we anticipated rain, giving us the perfect day to load.
We ran out of bikes to process, so Nick ran over to Phoenix Bikes to pick up some more with the help of a couple Meet Up volunteers. They then processed the rest of those and we reorganized the Springfield trailers as another team packed up bikes for Ghana. Truly productive day, thank you to everyone involved!