Daily Point of Light #4362, Debbie Reid
Debbie Reid co-founded the Bikes for Kids of Utah non-profit organization. Each year the organization gives 1,000 underprivileged kids each a bike to promote exercise, give them a mode of transportation, and teach them safety. Service has always been important to Debbie. Many volunteers and sponsors step forward to help provide kids with a bike they will remember forever. Bike rides and silent auctions also raise money for the event. The fundraising efforts are very successful and have brought in enough money to provide children with helmets, locks, and water bottles. Debbie puts forth numerous hours because she is dedicated to the organization. Not every child has a bike or a way to school. Through Bikes for Kids, Debbie addresses these challenges. Debbie states that the smiles on the children’s faces are unmeasurable and makes her service all worth it. Bikes for Kids started from humble beginnings with few sponsors. Through Debbie’s motivation, she has gain publicity for the organization, new sponsors, and a waiting list of volunteers. More than 150 volunteers have contributed 900 hours to the organization. This initiative that Debbie started is expected to grow in the coming years. She is an inspiration to many people. Her committment to help others is an example that everyone should follow.