|From L to R: Wrench Raiders volunteer Jacob Martinez, Larry Carver, Wrench Raiders founder C.J. Speelman.
(Photos © J. Maus)
CJ Speelman has been working with the homeless for about six years. For him, bikes are merely a way to build community and relationships. “I was looking for what I could give folks besides food and then I started to notice how many of them had bikes, and it hit me, transportation!” So Speelman taught himself how to fix bikes and started doing it for free.
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NOTE: CJ Speelman is a staff member of Portland Rescue Mission reaching out on his own to help homeless men and women through Wrench Raiders.