Salem Lutheran Church plans Oct. 6 bike collection

Salem Lutheran Church in Meyerland will be collecting used bicycles for Freewheels Houston on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 9 a.m. to noon. The church is located at 4930 West Bellfort Blvd, HoustonTX 77035-3202.

Freewheels Houston's greatest needs are for adult hybrid and mountain bikes. Because of changes in the refugee program, Freewheels is providing bikes and bike skills training to more young people. To meet this demand, Freewheels needs more bikes with 20- and 24-inch wheels.

The collection will be Salem's third. Earlier bike drives, part of the congregation's annual Salem Serving Day, have generated donations of more than 100 bicycles for Freewheels' volunteers to repair and distribute to refugees and others needing a way to get to jobs and school around Houston.