BUILDING BIKES TO GIVE BACK
Employees at Hudson Garbage Service took part in the second annual Christmas Promise Bike Build on Friday, Dec. 15, where staff and their family members helped assemble 35 bicycles that will be given to foster children and those in need in Columbia County.
Employees at Hudson spent months fundraising to help pay for the bicycles which were requested by the Columbia County chapter of Greater Oregon Behavioral Health Inc. for children in need.
Waste Connections, the parent company of Hudson Garbage, matched the employees' donations so the staff could purchase the new bikes. Twenty-seven of the bikes were taken directly to GOBHI on Wednesday morning.
Ernie Martin, manager at Hudson Garbage, is working with other community agencies to find homes for the remaining eight bikes.
Last Friday, the staff spent time assembling the bicycles in the conference room at Motel 6, the former Village Inn, in St. Helens, alongside several GOBHI members, and family members of Hudson Garbage Service employees.