When I read today that Barb of Bike Style Spokane is trying to raise money for World Bicycle Relief, I couldn't help but think that she's had a wonderful idea. While I don't necessarily have tons of money to donate myself, Barb points out that of the over 600 women bike bloggers she has on her pretty comprehensive list, if only 60 of those raised $134 for this cause, the total would be over $8,000. How incredible!
To provide a bit about World Bicycle Relief directly from their website...
WBR is "dedicated to providing access to independence and livelihood through the power of bicycles. Founded by SRAM Corporation in 2005 and supported by leaders in the bicycle industry, World Bicycle Relief specializes in large-scale, comprehensive bicycle programs by providing supply chain management, technical knowledge and logistics expertise to poverty relief and disaster recovery initiatives. Compared to walking, bicycles represent an enormous leap in productivity and access to healthcare, education and economic development opportunities. The simple, sustainable nature of bicycles empowers individuals, their families and their communities."
This is an opportunity to make a difference (possibly, completely life-altering) in someone's life for a very small amount of money. Curious about what else World Bicycle Relief is, does, and how you can help? Just take a few minutes to look at the videos linked by Barb here, and if you have the means, even to donate just a small amount, please do. To donate directly, please go to the team page here. If you'd like to join the team fundraiser, you can also do that at the top of the donation page.
Please help spread the word, and if you are a blogger yourself, consider linking or even posting about this fundraiser.