Many Louisville Water employees were among the volunteers who helped spread cheer to local children by loading bicycles onto trucks and trailers at the end of Q103.1’s eighth annual Bikes or Bust event. This year, it collected more than 1,000 donated bikes for kids in Kentucky and Indiana. As in previous years, Local 1683 and Louisville Water also made a donation.
“Local 1683 started participating in Bikes or Bust in 2019 and was able to get Louisville Water to match the union’s contribution of $500,” said Local 1683 President Adam Carter. “As of this year, we both donated $1500 and participated in volunteering in loading up the bikes and helmets that will be delivered throughout the underserved community.”
“During the holiday season many kids will not receive much, if anything at all on Christmas morning,” Carter added, “and Bikes or Bust is stepping in and hopefully bringing a few smiles to some of the children in our community. I’m proud to be part of Local 1683 and Louisville Water for the continuous efforts in giving back to those in need.”
The Bikes or Bust volunteers this year also included members of Louisville Water’s Culture of Ownership, Respect, and Engagement (CORE) Council. “CORE wanted to demonstrate that we care about our community during this holiday season as well,” said Diversity Director Cathy Scrivner.
Bicycles collected in Kentucky will go to the Marine Toys for Tots program. The ones collected in Indiana will go to the Salvation Army.