If you need a bike, hit up TV host, athlete and reporter Gretchen Ho.
“Giving away 50 BIKES to 50 deserving people. Because a BIKE can spell the difference between keeping a livelihood or not,” she wrote on Instagram recently, along with photos of her with the bikes and information on her new project under Woman-In-Action.
ICYDK, Woman-In-Action is Ho’s own initiative. She started the platform last April with a website geared towards providing people with a safe space amid all the awful things happening right now. “I believe the best way to learn and make a difference is by engaging with the world,” the site’s About page reads.
The bikes will be given away after the MECQ is lifted, and you can apply for one through this form. “You need to JUSTIFY WHY YOU ARE DESERVING, and you need to show proof when my team contacts you. You may also nominate someone lalo na kung wala silang internet but we’ll go through the same verification process,” she wrote.
“This took quite some time because we had them shipped from abroad, but I’ve used them and both mountain & folding bikes are of good quality,” she also assured.
You can help out with this project, too. “DONATE A BIKE, SAVE A JOB. If you want to be part of this project, you may CONTRIBUTE CASH DONATIONS, just send me a message via social media or email at [email protected].”