It is with great pride that Caminar in Butte County participated in April's "Project Homeless Connect." Close to 700 Butte County residents (the majority homeless) attended the event and were given access to food, water, clothing and showers, as well as health screenings, pet care, identification cards and bike repair.
Caminar's Sensible Cyclery was on hand and repaired more than 40 bicycles.
Information and services for housing, employment, public services, health care, addiction treatment, legal services, contraceptive services and children’s services were also provided.
In her article, Chico Enterprise Record reporter Ashiah Schraga wrote:
Caminar’s Sensible Cyclery vocational program participants Nate Russell and April Grous stayed active across the way, repairing bicycles for free all day.
“It’s really cool that we’re able to do this and help (people) out,” Russell said. “There’s nowhere else that they can go.”
“Some (repairs) are pretty minor, others are major, but we do what we can,” added Grous, a resident of Caminar supportive housing complex Avenida Apartments. “It’s kind of a way for me to show my appreciation, to help others.”
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