Don Senecal has worked with Ken Cardwell at Redmond’s Jericho Road free meal program for a while, and has seen firsthand how Cardwell’s effort of repairing, rebuilding and donating bikes to the community has made a difference.  Last year, 150 of those bikes were donated to needy youth, and 195 total went out to the community.

So Senecal nominated Cardwell for the KTVZ Pay It Forward program, and  Cardwell was recognized as the winner of $500 by Travis Knudsen of KTVZ in a story that aired Tuesday, June 17th.  Cardwell will use the money to expand his mission.

To read more, watch the KTVZ segment, or learn how to nominate someone for Pay It Forward, visit

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