Deserving Community Members | Aventon Gives Back
December 2, 2022
This Holiday Season, Aventon is recognizing those who have displayed exemplary acts of selflessness. These extraordinary humans are constantly showing up with kindness and goodwill, and whose work involves putting others before themselves. Without them their communities would not be the same.
Hunter Smith graduated high school a year early to become a firefighter and paramedic, all while working two jobs and maintaining a 4.0 GPA. When Hunter was 16 he witnessed a motorcycle accident that could have ended the rider's life. But with Hunter’s intuitive compassion for others, he immediately jumped out of the car and performed CPR right there on the side of the road, saving the man’s life.
Aventon teamed up with Miss Go Electric to give a deserving Iowa City father the opportunity to change the way his daughter experiences the world. Justin’s Chau’s genuine desire to spend more quality time with his family was beautiful. He expressed in a comment to Miss Go Electric that he wanted to show his daughter, Norah, there’s more than one way to experience their city by immersing her in it through e-mobility rather than being confined to a car. He also told her that he would pick Norah up from school and daycare on an Aventon to spend more time with her, as well as use it to commute to the hospital where he works.
Marisol and Samuel Lyman are a mother and son duo who have risen to the occasion to educate and cultivate for a cleaner, greener environment in their community. Marisol’s work, alongside other community leaders, has been to create gardens so her neighbors can have free produce is a beautiful act of love and compassion, and a constant reminder that there is goodness all around us. And Samuel, who has continued in his mother’s footsteps, worked in the community gardens as well, and also in and out of the school system educating youngsters on the importance of sustainability. Samuel then joined the Marines, and while stationed in North Carolina, continued this pursuit of eco-friendly environments and was recognized by the city of Jacksonville, NC for his work in the community.
From the bottom of our hearts, Aventon wants to thank Hunter, Justin, Miss Go Electric, Marisol, and Samuel for showing up for the people around them, and to anyone else out there who is in constant pursuit of making this world a better place to live and a better place to love so that we can roll towards a cleaner and brighter future.