Each month, we tell you about someone who contributes to the community expecting nothing in return. They volunteer or see a challenge and work to make any situation better just because they think it’s the right thing to do.
They’re Jefferson Award winners, people who might not otherwise receive recognition.
This month’s winner came up with an idea to empower others. His name is Lucas Zellmer, a 22-year-old UW-La Crosse graduate who created a non-profit called, "Wheels for All." He receives donated bikes, repairs them, and gives them to people who are homeless or facing other challenges. That way, they have transportation to get them to work or school.
You can learn more about Lucas Zellmer’s volunteer work by going to his Wheels for All Facebook page.
Right now, Zellmer works at the St. Clare Health Mission where he still volunteers. He volunteers at the Place of Grace in La Crosse and continues his bike project. He’ll continue those activities until he learns about his plans for medical school next fall.