We at the shop see the charitable work that John Brunow does on a daily basis. I guess we get a little jaded about some of his good deeds. We might complain about the bikes that he collects to be donated to various organizations, wondering where we'll store them all until they are picked up. We aren't surprised when he asks some of us to work on our day off to help inspect bikes that will be donated to Head Start children. The list of his charitable activities could go on and on. He believes in giving back to the community, that a healthy, liveable community requires hard work by those living and working there.
It looks like others have noticed John's good deeds as well, as evidenced by the essay about him entitled "A Local Hero" in the Vienna Connection newspaper. Unfortunately they didn't have access to the above photo.