Volunteers like Daniel and Rylan are a vital part of our organization and it’s their hard work that enables us to impact so many lives. We love having them as part of our team.
Naples, FL (PRWEB) October 11, 2017
When Daniel Zurbrigg saw his neighbor throwing out a couple of old bikes, he pulled them out of the trash and set them aside to refurbish another day. But as the owner of House Doctors of Naples and a dad, Zurbrigg never quite found the time to give those bikes the love they needed. So when he heard about Bikes for Tykes’ donation program, he knew who to call, but what started as an easy donation has quickly turned into a passion project for Zurbrigg and his 10-year-old son, Rylan.
“When I called to make the donation, the person on the phone asked if I’d be interested in stopping in for a few hours on Wednesdays and helping to refurbish donated bikes. I told them that I was donating bikes because I couldn’t find the time but, when I talked to my son about working with Bikes for Tykes together, we decided to give it a shot,” Zurbrigg said. “We have had so much fun working with Bikes for Tykes and it’s wonderful to see how the organization impacts so many people in our community. We’re just happy to do our part.”
Bikes for Tykes, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, has a mission of ensuring every child in need in Collier County has a bicycle. But Board Secretary Teddy Plaisted said they often give bikes to adults, especially single parents, pretty often too. The organization relies on the donations of new and used bicycles, bicycles parts, new helmets and locks as well as financial support from the community to fulfill their mission.
“We change lives with bikes. When you give someone a bicycle, you open up an entire world. For a child, that might mean having a new network of friends to ride the bike with, the ability to go to after school programs, or something to get them outside and exercising. For an adult, having a bike means quicker transportation to work, the ability to go to the grocery store for more than you could carry, more time with the family after work because you aren’t spending two hours walking home. And, if you give everyone in the family a bike, you have a domino effect of positive outcomes, including more time together,” Plaisted said. “The possibilities are endless.”
Plaisted said it’s volunteers like the Zurbriggs and donations from throughout the community that have helped Bikes for Tykes give out more than 21,000 bikes over the last 30 years.
“Volunteers like Daniel and Rylan are a vital part of our organization and it’s their hard work that enables us to impact so many lives. We love having them as part of our team. For people who can afford a bike, it might not seem like that big a deal, but for a child who doesn’t have a bike or a parent who doesn’t have transportation to work, healthcare or the grocery, having a bike can make a huge difference,” Plaisted said.
Zurbrigg opened House Doctors of Naples in 2013. House Doctors offers professional handyman services focused on professionalism, service excellence and quality workmanship. Their goal is to make home improvements easier for their customers by being on time, doing the job right and offering a one year workmanship guarantee. Zurbrigg’s local franchise – based in Naples – serves Collier County, North Naples, Olde Naples, Downtown Naples, and Marco Island.
“Here at House Doctors of Naples, we are committed to serving our customers and our community with a team that provides second to none customer service and quality workmanship. We service our customers in a wide range of services from the simply honey-do list to remodeling their newly purchased home.“
House Doctors’ background checked and uniformed handymen technicians specialize in projects that take two hours to two days to complete, such as light remodeling and repairs of decks, doors, bathrooms and kitchens; repairing drywall; painting; exterior repairs; making home modifications and much more.
To learn more about House Doctors of Naples and to schedule services, call (239)455-4019, email hd521(at)housedoctors(dot)com or visit http://housedoctors.com/naples/.
About House Doctors
House Doctors Handyman Service has been helping homeowners across the United States with home repair and light remodeling projects for more than 20 years. Our friendly, insured and bonded craftsmen are scheduled to be there on time and are committed to complete customer satisfaction. Our technicians are experienced in home maintenance, product installations and a variety of home improvements. We’re so confident in our team and products that every job we perform comes with a one-year guarantee.