Wrench travels to Detroit neighborhoods in need; holding bike repair and giveaway events in cooperation with block clubs, community centers, and church groups. Since our inception in April 2014, we have provided over 500 bicycles and repaired countless more.
Wrench Detroit gets free use of a small shop that was purchased by a family we give bikes to for next to nothing. The property tax is only $120 per year; and by remaining off the grid, we also avoid utility bills. By having no shop overhead, Wrench can get to self sustainability. So we ask you to help us get there, with solar power! By recycling a used system, we can save money and have ample power for our needs.
Below is a link for the solar power apparatus that we are aiming to purchase to provide power to our shop:
A solar power system like this one would supply lights throughout the shop (which is currently only illuminated by a single skylight). It would also provide an energy source for charging batteries for tools we use each day, powering a space heater for the coming winter months, and illuminating outside lights after dark.
Kids leaving the shop with their free bikes!
Kids playing with rollerskate donations after school!
One of our volunteers helping sort bike pegs!
A view of our work bench being lit by only the skylight!
A small kids bike with training wheels made from recycled parts!
- Patrick Sherwin
- Stacy G
- Brennan Bynum
- Sacramento Bicycle Kitchen
- Bill Cahalan
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