Open House Raises Awareness

On Saturday afternoon, October 19, 2019, Mid-Atlantic branch held an open house event at their new West Grove warehouse. With the goal of telling visitors about OGT’s mission and encouraging potential volunteers, guests were greeted with tours, special exhibits, giveaways and refreshments.  Two new floor display posters, on loan from the Norfolk office, helped visitors better understand OGT’s scope and purpose. Bike expert and MAB volunteer, Tom Fuesler, was on hand to explain his personal mission of repairing bicycles for overseas shipment. Pastor Dave Kummer of Concordia Lutheran church in Wilmington, DE, blessed the gathering with a special dedication homily and prayer. In all, MAB welcomed 60 visitors and volunteers – it was a great day!

“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?” Isaiah 43:19a

Carla Niesen, Gigi Mueller, Sandy O’Hedy, Ruth Hewlett with Open house sign 
Gigi at the reception welcome desk

Tom Fuesler with donor-to-recipient diagrams and repaired bikes

Jack Royer discussing OGT with visitors

Pastor Kummer leads dedication ceremony

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