65 children in Erie got brand, new bikes on Saturday, thanks to a group of volunteers and the Can’d Aid. A company that helps recruit volunteers for different community events across the country.
Instead of taking a bike ride on Saturday morning, a group of volunteers built bikes for children in need.
Jeff Lenosky, a representative from Can’d Aid said, "It’s amazing, the turn out this morning has been great, a lot of support from the local community and it seems like they are all bike riders."
Close to 30 volunteers unboxed, assembled, and test drove bikes before giving them to 65 children in the area.
Eric Webber, the event organizer said, "Giving a kid who may not be able to, to get them outside and enjoy a sport that I love is great."
Volunteers ranged from adults to children, all doing their part for a greater cause. "It’s awesome to get these young kids involved and giving back to the fellow youth as well. A lot of times these builds are adults giving to kids, so it’s really cool to see kids participating and giving back to kids as well", said Lenosky.
Jennifer Perez, one of the volunteers knows just how important events like these are for the community. "I work in human services. I see the impact of resources into the community and knowing that I get to share in part of that and knowing that the people in my life get to share part of that makes me feel warm and kind", […]