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一个10岁的男孩在旅行过程中偶然帮助过一位老奶奶后萌生了帮助那些在非洲地区正经历跋涉之苦的人们的想法由此他成

一个10岁的男孩在旅行过程中偶然帮助过一位老奶奶后萌生了帮助那些在非洲地区正经历跋涉之苦的人们的想法由此他成立了一个单车到非洲的组织将捐赠来的单车送给需要的人们至今爱心仍在延续In 2005, Winston Duncan was traveling with his mother in southern Africa when he saw an old lady and a young boy walking down a road together. He thought of his own grandmother, who used an oxygen tank, and wondered how he could help the old lady and others he had seen enduring long walks in Africa.Duncan, who lived in Arlington, was 10 at the time, and his solution was to give them bikes.Unlike most 10-year-olds with crazy ideas, he actually did it. With his mom, he started Wheels to Africa, an organization that for the past 14 years has taken bicycles donated from residents of the Washington metropolitan area and shipped them across the world to people in need.Most of the 8,000 bikes they have collected have gone to countries in Africa, helping cut down hours of walking for students and other recipients. But this month, Duncan, now 24, and his mother, Dixie Duncan, traveled with a handful of volunteers and 400 bikes to a destination much closer to home yet still in dire need: Puerto Rico.More than a year after it was devastated by Hurricane Maria, the island suffers from infrastructure and transportation problems, said Dixie Duncan. "Theyre American citizens, and I personally felt like we need to do what we can to help."Wheels to Africa teamed up with a Puerto Rican organization, the JJ Barea Foundation, to organize recipients among local schools, orphanages and others.There were some logistical glitches. After arriving on a Tuesday, the group was told that the shipping container with the bikes was late, and that it would cost far more than the agreed-upon $6,000. When they finally sorted it out, it was Thursday evening and they had only two nights and a day to reassemble and fine-tune all the bikes before the giveaway. For 16 hours on Friday, members of the group attached pedals and pumped tires, helped for part of that time by 30 or so local high school students.——《华盛顿邮报》(The Washington Post)2019.1.18




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