Long Island Peace Corps group collecting bicycles to send to those in need overseas


In conjunction with the Ethical Humanist Society, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Long Island will hold a used bicycle and sewing machine collection for shipment to people in need overseas.

The event will be held at the Ethical Humanist Society, 38 Old Country Road, Garden City, on Saturday, May 4, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The collection, known as “Pedals for Progress, is the annual service project of RPCVs of Long Island. Over the past 17 years, the group has collected 1,500 bicycles and 200 sewing machines.

Kathy Williams-Ging, who served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Peru from 1971 to ’73, and Bette Williams Bass, who served in Ethiopia from 1966 to ’68, are coordinating the event.