New Madrid, MO school custodian donates bikes to students

Custodian donates 55 bikes to students
Updated: May. 25, 2018 at 6:15 PM CDT
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(Source: New Madrid Schools)
(Source: New Madrid Schools)
(Source: New Madrid Schools)
(Source: New Madrid Schools)

Dozens of kids in New Madrid, Missouri will enjoy their holiday weekend, thanks to the generosity of a school custodian.

Joe Ross who's worked as a custodian at the elementary school for the past 20 years donated 55 bikes for some lucky students last week.

Ross started recycling cans and buying bikes in 2011.

Four years later, the word got out and parents, teachers, farmers and business owners began dropping off cans.

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Principal Toni Phelps said eligible children are chosen for showing kindness, manners and hard work.

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