APPLE VALLEY, Minn. (WCCO) – Dozens of people will be wheeling around town this summer with smiles on their faces, knowing they helped kids just by buying their bikes.
For the last three years, Rick Anderson has spent his winter fixing up donated bikes.READ MORE: Derek Chauvin Trial, April 13: Defense's Expert Witness Says Use Of Force Against George Floyd 'Justified'
Rick cleans them up, makes adjustments and sells them out of his Apple Valley home.
“A lot of happy people. You see the smiles on people’s faces, they get a new bike, money goes to Kids ‘n Kinship, and I enjoy doing it,” said Anderson.READ MORE: No Cases Of ‘Exceedingly Rare’ Blood Clots From Johnson & Johnson Vaccine In MN, But Providers Asked To Pause Doses
The money raised goes to a mentoring program in Dakota County called Kids ‘n Kinship.
He says he’s already donated more than $14 thousand to the program.
Rick says he developed his passion for fixing bikes when he worked Schwinn when he was younger.MORE NEWS: 'He Was Our Angel': Families Of Daunte Wright, George Floyd Gather In Solidarity
For more information on the Kids ‘n Kinship program, click here.