More than 100 bicycles lined the back wall of a spacious and somewhat cool warehouse on Peterson Drive. It looked like storage for a big-box department store, but the bikes weren’t waiting to be displayed — they were waiting to be delivered.
Harold LeVay began volunteering with Helping Hand of Hope’s Hope for Christmas project in 1996. The bikes soon became his responsibility — namely, assembling them.
“There wasn’t anybody else doing it and they needed somebody to do it,” LeVay said.