Omaha Firefighters Giving Free Bikes to Kids in South O This Weekend

By Heather Phillips, Marketing Intern, Goodwill Omaha

We want to get the word out: This Saturday, May 22, starting at 9 a.m., members of the Omaha Fire Department Helmet Club will be at the GI Forum, 2002 N St., to hand out bikes and helmets to underprivileged youth in south Omaha. The bicycles and helmets were donated by the community (including 50 bikes gifted by Goodwill Omaha!), and members of the OFD Helmet Club’s Bikes for Kids program repaired the bicycles. Kids must bring a parent or guardian with them to qualify to receive a FREE bike and helmet.

The OFD Helmet Club’s Bikes for Kids charity was born from the idea that no child should go without a bike, something that was a source of joy for many of us growing up. We thank the brave and generous firefighters at Omaha Fire Station #23 for starting this tradition in north Omaha and helping other stations get involved. It’s now a community charity that we are all proud of! Lots of love and respect to Omaha firefighters for all they do.