Scout fixes used bikes, donates to kids who need them

Scout fixes used bikes, donates to kids who need them


JC: SOMETHING AS SIMPLE A A
BIKE MAY BE AN AFTERTHOUGHT
MOST.
Ed: THAT’S WHERE TONIGHT’S
HERO I FROM.
>>WHERE DID YOU GET IT?
>>FACEBOOK.
>>THESE ARE PEOPLE WHO HAD
WORN DOWN BIKES A BROKEN
BIKES.
>>YOU WOULD REPLACE THE
HANDLE GRIPS ON THIS ONE?
I SEE WHAT YOU ARE DOING.
Reporter: THAT GAVE HIM AN
IDEA
MAYBE THERE ARE SOME KIDS THAT
CAN ENJOY THE SAME THING.
SO PHYSICAL THE BROKEN ONES —
SO FIX THE BROKEN ONES AND
DONATE THEM.
NOT JUST THESE, BUT ALL OF
THESE.
>>HOW MANY BIKES ARE IN
THERE?
>>THERE ARE ABOUT 60.
Reporter: HE ASKED AROUND FOR
GENTLY USED BIKES AND HE GOT A
SHED FULL.
>>WE BOUGHT A FEW TUBES FOR
THE TIRES.
>>WITH THE HELP OF TROOP 53
IN AUBURN.
>>DID YOU FIGURE HOW MANY
HOURS IT WOULD HAVE TAKEN TO
FIX THESE BIKES?
>>IT WAS ALMOST A FULL DAY.
>>WERE YOU SURPRISED HOW MANY
YOU GOT?
>>YES.
Reporter: IT TURNED INTO HIS
EAGLE SCOUT PROJECT AND NEXT
MONTH THEY ARE OFF TO AUBURN
KIDS WHO NEED THEM.
>>DID YOU TAKE IT FOR A TEST
RUN?
>>IT IS A PRETTY GOOD BIKE.
>>IT IS A VERY GOOD BIKE AND
IT PASSES WITH FLYING COLORS
AND HE JOINS OUR WALL OF
FAME.
AS WE SAID, WE WILL DISTRIBUTE
THE BICYCLES WITH THE HELP OF
AUBURN YOUTH AND FAMILY

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