BPD gives away 70 Bikes to less Fortunate Children.
The Boone Police Department, WAMY Community action in Walmart gave away nearly 70 bikes on Tuesday the 20th.
This collective effort started nearly 2 years ago when Kat Eller from the Boone police department applied for a grant to receive bicycle helmets. Eller reached out to the Boone Wal-Mart General Manager Billy Wells to discuss a partnership. With this collaboration, WAMY began by surveying local parents, and asking them whether or not their children had bikes or appropriate biking safety equipment. Eller said it was a great experience seeing the joy on these kids faces and that she looks for forward to future collaborations that benefit the local community.