Sunday, May 26, 2013

Thanks to Salvation Army, NBC 7 for ‘Bikes for Kids’

Roberto Alcantar at Linda Vista ElementaryThe long-running Bikes for Kids program from the Salvation Army Sierra Del Mar Division and NBC 7 San Diego has made students at several San Diego Unified schools proud in recent months.

The program gives free bicycles to elementary school students nominated by their school, teacher or a member of the community. Recent free rides go to students at Linda Vista, Fulton, Kumeyaay, Gage and Zamorano schools.
One special day each week, NBC San Diego Morning News weathercaster Whitney Southwick rides into a classroom on a brand new bicycle, and presents it to the child along with a helmet and lock.

A Salvation Army officer gives the child a certificate of recognition and then both the officer and Southwick talk to the class about why this child was chosen, bicycle safety, and the importance of a positive attitude in life. The program is supported by donations to the Salvation Army and the station.

For more information on the winners, go to the Salvation Army website: March | April