In what has become an annual tradition, IBEW 1245’s Lompoc unit co-sponsored the 13th annual Brice Fabing Memorial Bikes 4 Kids drive in 2019. IBEW 1245 member Dorine Fabing and her husband started the drive in memory of their son, Brice, who died in 2005 at the age of 17.
The Lompoc unit donated $500 from the Community Fund to support the drive. Additional funds were raised from other groups and through a variety of activities throughout the year. In December, the funds were used to purchase more than 115 bikes and helmets, which were given away to children throughout the Lompoc community.
“We are extremely proud that we were able to give back to our community in a small but rewarding way and remember Brice on this 14th-year anniversary of his passing,” the Fabings wrote in a statement. “Without your continued support for the program and to Brice’s memory, many kids wouldn’t have received such a special Christmas this season.”