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Mului and his new bike!

Nearly a month ago I posted a fundraiser request to get fellow co-worker Mului a new bike (click here for that post, or here for the original Go Fund Me page). At the time I was impressed (but mostly moved) by the fact that what I thought would take a week or two to raise the money only took an hour-and-a-half! Well the check finally came in and I was able to pick up his new bike with him today. In the picture above (from L to R) is yours truly, Mului, and Tom, the owner of Rick Cycle that helped put the bike together for us. I just wanted to say thank you again to all who helped with the donations.

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Mului and his new bike!

Nearly a month ago I posted a fundraiser request to get fellow co-worker Mului a new bike (click here for that post, or here for the original Go Fund Me page). At the time I was impressed (but mostly moved) by the fact that what I thought would take a week or two to raise the money only took an hour-and-a-half! Well the check finally came in and I was able to pick up his new bike with him today. In the picture above (from L to R) is yours truly, Mului, and Tom, the owner of Rick Cycle that helped put the bike together for us. I just wanted to say thank you again to all who helped with the donations.

Urban Simplicity.

A Bicycle for Mului (updated)….

Joe and Mului (small)

Update…So we surpassed our goal in a little over an hour! Amazing, it really is. With all the negativity that is portrayed in the media each day this outpouring of generosity is really moving to me. Thank you. According to the website it will take about ten business days for the funds to reach me. When they do I’ll post pics of Mului on his new bike. Peace, and thanks again.

 

Hello Friends,

This is a picture of me with Mului, a co-worker. I am trying to raise $325 to purchase a bicycle for Mului. He is new to our country and works very hard to support his wife and young daughter, but he needs transportation to get to work. Right now he either walks or takes a bus. A bicycle would be much quicker and also offset the cost of a two-way bus ride everyday. $325 would be enough to purchase a bike, a good lock, and proper lighting. Contributions will not only help a person in need but also a local business as I will purchase the bike from a local independently owned bike shop. Click here if you’d like to help. Thank you for your consideration,

Sincerely,

Joe

 

 

Urban Simplicity.

A Bicycle for Mului (updated)….

Update…So we surpassed our goal in a little over an hour! Amazing, it really is. With all the negativity that is portrayed in the media each day this outpouring of generosity is really moving to me. Thank you. According to the website it will take about ten business days for the funds to reach me. When they do I’ll post pics of Mului on his new bike. Peace, and thanks again.

Hello Friends,
This is a picture of me with Mului, a co-worker. I am trying to raise $325 to purchase a bicycle for Mului. He is new to our country and works very hard to support his wife and young daughter, but he needs transportation to get to work. Right now he either walks or takes a bus. A bicycle would be much quicker and also offset the cost of a two-way bus ride everyday. $325 would be enough to purchase a bike, a good lock, and proper lighting. Contributions will not only help a person in need but also a local business as I will purchase the bike from a local independently owned bike shop. Click here if you’d like to help. Thank you for your consideration,
Sincerely,
Joe

Urban Simplicity.

The Good Neighbor…

So here’s a picture of my bike parked in front of Cafe 59 on Allen Street in the neighborhood in which I live in Buffalo. No big deal, right? Well it is, and this photo speaks volumes. Not only does the owner shovel both of his sidewalks (it’s on a corner) he also shovels the sidewalks in front of the restaurant he owns across the street. And he also thoroughly shovels out all the bicycle racks in front of his restaurants (something like five of them…get one for your business). Anyhow, this is a rarity. Often times I end up sort of piling my bike on top of a snow mound to lock it against a pole in the snow. And when I went in and thanked him for shoveling the bike parking, he simply replied: “Bicyclists deserve good parking, too.” Nice. It’s things like this that really make a difference in my life.


Urban Simplicity.

The Good Neighbor…

So here’s a picture of my bike parked in front of Cafe 59 on Allen Street in the neighborhood in which I live in Buffalo. No big deal, right? Well it is, and this photo speaks volumes. Not only does the owner shovel both of his sidewalks (it’s on a corner) he also shovels the sidewalks in front of the restaurant he owns across the street. And he also thoroughly shovels out all the bicycle racks in front of his restaurants (something like five of them…get one for your business). Anyhow, this is a rarity. Often times I end up sort of piling my bike on top of a snow mound to lock it against a pole in the snow. And when I went in and thanked him for shoveling the bike parking, he simply replied: “Bicyclists deserve good parking, too.” Nice. It’s things like this that really make a difference in my life.

Urban Simplicity.