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Our newest addition and great friend to the Link Support Charity, Kyle, has completed something bigger and better than most would do in a lifetime.  Recently, I posted an ad on Craigslist that said “Break 50 Chains And Get A Free BMX” and received more responses in a half an hour than I had bikes to give away. So after narrowing it down to 2 candidates, and speaking to them to clarify how it would work, I met with one of the volunteers.  His name is Kyle.  Kyle and I looked over the BMX bike that would be his after his volunteer commitment was met.  I then sent him home with 25 chains. I figured I’d hear from him in a week or two, and that he would have broken down a few chains, and that he was realizing it was a slow and tedious process. But no, just a few days later, Kyle called me and said he needed twenty five more chains! After I picked myself and the phone up off the floor, I told him I couldn’t pay for any medical bills for his hands, and he responded with “oh no I made a power tool with my uncle, and we are cruising through them.”  Today, just 3 days later, I received an email from Kyle saying he’d be done tonight, fifty chains completely separated and ready to be recycled into charity Links. Flat out Kyle is truly a man of his word, a determined hard working guy, and from the Link Support’s point of view, a “Master Link” in our charity family. Thanks Kyle, and enjoy that bike!

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    • I am grateful for The Link Foundation because they take an interest in individual lives. They have blessed a few of our underprivileged teens with the nicest bikes they could have ever envisioned! It meant so much to each teen, giving them a greater sense of worth and identity.”

      Andy Swanda, VP of Outreach & Community Engagement Treehouse