LCCAA Bike Shop Donates Bikes to St. Elizabeth Center Men’s Homeless Shelter – Morning Journal

Once again, the LCCAA Bike Shop, 204 W. 10th St. in downtown Lorain, is helping those in need with basic transportation, according to a press release from the County Community Action Agency. from Lorain.

The week of July 18, the Bike Shop donated 12 bikes to the St. Elizabeth Center homeless shelter in Lorain.

“Often the men who live there need a bike to get to work or for interviews,” said staff member Catherine Watson. “They will be very useful to them.”

The shelter, run by Catholic Charities, plans to purchase locks to secure the bikes.

Watson and Elearius Hunter retrieved the bikes from the store after LCCAA Youth Services Program workers gave them a test ride and cleaned them, said Bobby Taylor, director of planning and services. community.

“We love showing young people how great the bike shop is for the community,” Taylor said. “Many people rely on bicycles as their primary mode of transportation, and we’re happy to help.”

The LCCAA Bike Shop is operated by the Youth Services Program.

Youth leaders learn how to repair and refurbish bicycles and resell them at low prices.

Parts and repairs are also available to community members.

The Bike Shop is open from 3 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. on Wednesdays and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.

For more information, call the LCCAA Bike Shop at 440-204-3190.

The LCCAA Bike Shop, inside the Ronald Nabakowski Youth Center, opened in August 2019.

The young people also maintain bicycles for the Go Lorain self-service bicycle program launched by the Lorain Public Library System.

To donate to the shop, contact Taylor at [email protected] or 440-204-3153.