The Daily Item
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all who supported me in my “Rides for Rockaway” project. I couldn’t have done it without the help of some very generous business and individuals. Special “shout outs” to Buffalo Valley Outfitters for acting as our collection site; The Dominick family for allowing us to use their storage facility; Mr. King for great bike repairs; Dr. Paul Lin for providing us with a truck and trailer and Glenn and Vicki Eberhart for driving. I also appreciated all of the coverage by local media such as The Daily Item, CCN News Channel 8 as well as The Standard-Journal. Many others helped us along the way including Blue Heron Sports, The Towne Tavern, Union County Public Library, Wal-Mart, Connie May from the Prudential Hodrick Reality, and Homecare Products. A special mention goes out to the Linntown Intermediate School for raising nearly $500.00 for our cause. Lastly I couldn’t have done it without all of the individuals who graciously donated bikes.
I was able to go to Rockaway, N.Y. with 63 bikes! All I can say is the joy on those kids faces is something I will never forget. We had bikes for kids of all sizes and they were thrilled to be off and riding again. One email from a thankful parent pretty much summed it up “My kids are still on their bike ... in the hallway of our apartment ... and it’s midnight!”
Again, thank you to everyone who participated in my project; to friends who helped, and especially my family for being so supportive.