Bikes for Savannah Refugees

Photo 10 Earlier this November, the Savannah Bicycle Campaign generously donated bicycles to Lutheran Services of Georgia's Savannah refugee clients. Formed in March 2008, the Savannah Bicycle Campaign is a nonprofit, membership-based organization working to build a better Savannah through advocacy, education, and encouraging biking.

LSG worked closely with the SBC to ensure that all bikes were the right size for the refugees. The bikes came equipped with all necessary safety equipment--lights, reflectors, and helmets. Before receiving their bicycles, the refugees participated in a brief safety orientation and took their bikes on some trial runs at the SBC office. After everyone was feeling comfortable, those that lived nearby rode their bikes home.

The refugees are using their bicycles to get around Savannah, traveling to the library to apply for jobs, running errands, and getting to and from work. LSG thanks the Savannah Bicycle Campaign for supporting refugees in Savannah.

For more photos of the refugees and their bikes, check out our Facebook page.