Cyclists, dog rescue group team up to help Houston's homeless

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Two groups joined forces to help the homeless in a Houston park on Thanksgiving (KTRK)

Members of the HTX Bike Social club and Jurassic Bark rescue teamed up on Thanksgiving to help the homeless. They met at Hermann Park near the Medical District to bring food and clothing by going directly to them on their bicycles.

Kellye LeBoff said her work with the dog rescue for bigger breeds, provided an unique insight into the ongoing issue. LeBoff said often homeless people are unwilling to give up their animals to enter a shelter. She estimated the group feed more than 300 people.

"I can't fix homelessness in Houston but I can put a band-aid on it. A band-aid is sometimes not a bad thing," said LeBoff. "We call ourselves ninjas because we're in and out. 'Happy Thanksgiving and good bye!'"

Tyler Lopez with HTX Bike Social said his group wanted to give back on the holiday. He said their bicycles allow them to reach a population often hiding in plain sight.

"There's a time and season where you can step out of your comfort zone and help someone else out," said Lopez.
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