Emerald Media Group Raises Funds for Bicycle Repairs
The University of Oregon’s Emerald Media Group started a GoFundMe to repair two of its newspaper delivery bicycles which had been stolen.
Two delivery bicycles were stolen from the media group in early April, shortly following campus closures. One bike was ditched in a residential neighborhood, and the other was spotted disassembled in a homeless camp nearby.
Vice president of Emerald Media Group’s operations Kathy Carbone said she started the GoFundMe a week and a half ago after assessing the damage done to each bike. The donations so far are nearing the target goal of $2,500.
“We’ve been really heart-warmed by the community and alumni support that we’ve seen," said Carbone. "We’ve got a tremendous amount of donations from people that used to work here, and we’re really grateful for the support.”
The Emerald wants to see the bikes fixed before the university begins its fall term. Each edition of the Daily Emerald sees 3,000 printed copies and is distributed to outdoor boxes and wire racks in businesses and buildings on campus.
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