Salvation Army, School System, Solid Waste, NFCC And Prison Team Up To Recycle BicyclesMar 17th, 2011 | By Submitted | Category: Front Page
The Salvation Army, Madison Correctional Institution and the Madison County School system have joined together along with the help of Madison County Solid Waste to recycle bicycles for the Kids of Madison County. The Madison Police Department and the North Florida Community College have come along side us to provide safety training for the Kids as they receive their bicycles.
The Madison Correctional Institute and their dedicated staff are well known for their assistance to Madison County, what is lesser known is the work they do preparing the inmates in their charge to reenter society as productive citizens. MCI staff like Sgt Goins who has been at the heart of this program development for over a year now credits the Warden and his officers for making this program a reality
The Madison County School System will be the point of contact to request a bicycle for your child, knowing that Teachers will do the most good in using these bicycles for incentives, promoting exercise and rewards for our children.
How to donate?
Bicycles can be dropped off at and of our collection/recycle centers in the county where the attendant will secure the bicycle for pickup by a MCI work crew. If you prefer you can contact Madison Police Station @ 973-5077 or the Salvation Army @850- 232-4981 to make arrangement to drop off your donation at their location.
The Salvation Army has provided startup funding for bicycle parts and materials used in the repair and reconditioning of these bicycles but no matter how dedicated the people working this program are it cannot be sustained without community support, your support!. So please send donations to The Salvation Army P. O. Box 728 Madison Fl.
The group is still looking for individuals or groups to provide helmets for these Kids. If interested please contact George Blevins @ 850-232-4981.