WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) recently met with Jefferson Award Recipient Kate Gatch of Gahanna. Gatch, a former foster parent, began providing bikes to children through Franklin County Children’s Services four years ago. Her donations have totaled more than 300 new bikes per year to children in the Gahanna community.

 “The Jefferson Awards honor everyday people who work hard to make our state and country a better place to call home,” Brown said. “Ms. Gatch deserves enormous praise for her work in bettering America’s future.”

The Jefferson Award for Public Service was cofounded by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Sam Bear, and U.S. Senator Robert Taft, Jr. to honor United States citizens for community and public service.