Local nonprofit kicks off bike fundraiser, aims to curb homelessness in Milford
MILFORD, Del.- Milford Advocacy for the Homeless is asking for the community’s help with the launch their new bicycle fundraiser.
The nonprofit’s goal is to connect with individuals in the community before they become homeless through a variety of outreach services from food assistance, workforce development, and case management.
Founder Martha Gery said options are limited for those without transportation in the Milford community. She added that makes it challenging for them to work, eat, and get stable housing.
Gery told 47ABC they serve about 300 people on a consistent basis and now have a wait list. “The need is so great. We are behind about 40 bikes right now and we just have to ask people to hang in there until we can get them bikes. These are people who are trying to pursue jobs and trying to be self-sufficient,” she said.
Currently, the nonprofit works with Second Wind Bicycles based in Pennsylvania who helps with repairs. Gery said most of the bikes donated need some form of work done and they’re looking for someone local to assist to help crack down on wait times.
If you’d like to donate to MAH, you can reach out to them on their Facebook page or call (302)-643-2470.
Donations are also being accepted in person at 13 Mill Street.