Saturday, December 27, 2008

Bikes Assembled for Christmas Morning

Boxes were ripped open, packaging moved aside and wrenches did their work at the Martinsville City Fire Department as firefighters assembled bikes to be given away for Christmas. This was no small task, but firefighters found much joy in helping children, and they were not alone. Several organizations helped to raise funds to purchase bikes for the Salvation Army’s Bikes for Tykes drive.

Even in tough economic times when consumers cut back on spending, individuals, organizations, and businesses demonstrated their generosity through both big and small donations that provided assistance to the growing number of children in need. Rallying together, they supplied over 650 bikes to children in Martinsville and Henry County.

Activate joined in the efforts to make the children’s Christmas memorable and safe. Each child received a coupon for a free helmet along with bike and helmet safety tips and rules of the road.

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