The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
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Organize a used bike collection in your community. Get your faith community, school, scout troop, service organization, or business to sponsor, publicize, and host a one-day used bike collection in benefit of Bikes for the World. Requires an event site, publicity, and 5-15 volunteers at the event. Bikes for the World will provide guidance, how-to video, tools, receipts, and a destination for the bikes.
Host group is expected to issue receipts, prep (compact) bikes for efficient storage and shipping, and best efforts to obtain from the donor a suggested $10/bike tax-deductible contribution with each bike.