Bozeman’s annual Christmas Stroll takes place this coming Saturday, December 7. Amongst the revelry, music, food, shopping and general holiday cheer of this event, there are some opportunities to help those less fortunate. With the extremely cold weather of late, it is important to remember those that might not have shelter if not for organizations like the Human Resources Development Council (HRDC).
Via Downtown Bozeman Partnership:
Pedal 4 Power:
On Saturday, December 7th, MercuryCSC, located just south of Main on S Grand, and Summit Bike and Ski will harness Bozeman’s passion for recreation and help those without permanent housing to stay a little warmer this winter by pedaling for power.
The Pedal 4 Power event will raise money for the Human Resource Development Council’s HRDC Warming Center while electricity generated by the stationary bicycles will physically power holiday lights on the downtown building’s façade. Coinciding with Bozeman’s annual Christmas Stroll, the Pedal 4 Power event will take place on the corner of Main Street and South Grand Ave. Beginning at 3:30 p.m.,
MercuryCSC employees and others will pedal stationary bikes provided by Summit Bicycles, generating as many watt-hours as possible by 7:30 p.m. Donations per watt-hour will help power the HRDC’s Warming Center throughout the winter.
Christmas strollers are invited to stop by MercuryCSC’s open house, enjoy refreshments and give the bikes a spin.
According to Kristin Hamburg, the HRDC’s administrative officer. “The Warming Center relies entirely on community support and donations to provide this critical, life saving service.”
The pledges and donations from MercuryCSC’s Pedal for Power event will help fund the Center’s electric bill this season. Pledges are being accepted now at pedal4power.mercurycsc.com. Donations will also be accepted onsite during the Christmas Stroll.
About the Human Resource Development Council (HRDC):
The Warming Center is one of the HRDC’s 34 community programs and is located at 2104 Industrial Drive. Last season, the Warming Center provided a safe, warm place to more than 130 different people, from toddlers to senior citizens. The organization’s staff works with guests to help secure sustainable, long-term housing and employment. The HDRC encourages community members to learn how they can help the homeless by visiting thehrdc.org.