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Longshoremen donate bikes to Children’s Justice Center for holidays

By The Columbian
Published: January 6, 2016, 5:59am

Esther Short — The Children’s Justice Center received a donation of 130 bikes and eight scooters from the Longshoremen of Vancouver International of Union Local No. 4. The Longshoremen teamed up with the Vancouver Fire Department to make sure every child who received a bike also received a helmet. Longshoremen Lacy Dyer and Troy Price have coordinated the annual holiday bike drive for the past eight years. “Many of the children we serve have lost so very much and some of our local families are struggling to survive with scarcity,” Children’s Justice Center Executive Director Mary Blanchette said in a release from the organization. “To have such caring community groups like these in our community to bring joy to our local children this season is a gift to the Children’s Justice Center team and we are very grateful for their partnership in this important work.”