The Community Hospital Anderson Foundation, along with partner Buckskin Bikes, has launched Community Bikes. This program provides bikes for the Christian Center, Dove Harbor and The Exodus House. The goal for the program is to meet the transportation challenges that residents of these programs are facing. Using a bike will be an affordable mode of transportation, allowing participants easier access to employment and health care.
Each bike also comes with a light, lock and helmet. The three organizations determine which of their participants are eligible to use a bike and loan the bikes out to residents based on their individual rules and policies.
The goal is to eventually expand the program to include other locations. Other sponsors of the program include Carbide Grinding, Quack Daddy Donuts, Community Hospital Anderson Emergency Department and T-Max Graphics.