Proximity to employment can influence a range of economic and social outcomes, from local fiscal health to the employment prospects of residents- particularly low-income, minority workers and especially newly arrived refugees yet to gain a drivers license or car.
As simple as it sounds, a bike can help find and sustain employment, cut trips to the grocery store in half, get to medical care or access city resources—all vital things, and all so easy for those who have a means of transportation to take for granted. Biking also offers physical and mental wellness benefits to a community where both are rare.
Navigating public transportation in any new city can be daunting and Sacramento is no exception. Which is why we at World Relief Sacramento are proud to partner with locals and like-minded individuals and organizations like Cycles4Hope.
For the head-of-household in a newly arrived refugee family, owning a bike is essential and Cycles4Hope have donated over 250 bikes to World Relief Sacramento this past year.