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Spokane bike shop helps those in need

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

The staff at Mosaic Community Bike Shop is reorganizing over the weekend. Brandon Bocook is helping out.

“This is the kind of bike I want to build,” Bocook says.

He loves bikes, so it makes sense that he volunteers here.

“I pretty much do whatever I can do to help,” he says.

But this is a different kind of shop.

“The mission is to help them develop job skills to get them off the streets,” says Jason Spade, the shop’s volunteer business manager.

Spade says they have dozens of volunteers.

“I love to see these people realize they can have a better life. That this isn't where they have to be. There's more out there,” he says.

Bocook is one of them.

“He comes here everyday and volunteers just because it gives him purpose and a place to go,” Spade says.

Brandon lost his job last year.

“You know, I was homeless,” Bocook tells KHQ. “I still am but that's all getting worked out. It just gave me something positive to do. Just come here and hang out and just do whatever I can do to help.”

And now, he's excited for the possibility of continuing this work. He plans on volunteering and getting a job here if one presents itself.

To learn more: http://www.mosaicspokane.com/bikes/

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