Quote: The Bicycle Man

“I got a whole lot of good stuff from the White House. I can’t describe how it felt. I know it felt good.”

Moses Mathis, aka The Bicycle Man, describing his reaction to receiving the President's Call to Action Award and a letter from President Bush. Mathis earned the honor by performing a minimum 4,000 hours of volunteer service from his Tiffany Pines Community Outreach Center in Fayetteville, North Carolina. He also earned a Volunteer Service Award for volunteering 500 hours in a single year.

As his name suggestions, Mathis works with bicycles. for the past 15 years he's been collecting unwanted or donated bikes, repairinig them, and giving them away to children in his community. Mathis has given away more than 8,000 bicycles over the years.

President cites the Bicycle Man for gifts to children, WRAL.com, Dec. 23, 2006

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