Project Recycle may be a chapter in our book that is some what closed. However, we see that as a positive result.
Sometime, in the past, either late 2010 or early 2011 we started a project to help people in need of inexpensive transportation. Throughout the next two years, hundreds of bikes were donated by the people of Zanesville and surrounding areas, which were all made rideable and given to those in need.
There were many bikes to fix, so many it was though for us to keep up with, but we can see the impact it made in our community to this day. The project really helped some people get a step further, giving them motivation to get jobs and improve their lives. It made those people realize that the general public placed value in their lives.
To us, that’s the biggest benefit we’ve seen, that people who thought no one cared found that an overwhelming amount of people do care, and that help is there when they’re willing to help themselves.