Thousands of dollars of donations have poured in to replace bikes used by Wounded Warriors that disappeared from a local facility last month.
United Healthcare pledged $50,000 and Disabled Veterans National Foundation will donate $20,000 to go toward buying new bikes for the veterans who use them to and from the hospital.
About 16 bikes, valued at $10,000, disappeared March 24 from a shed the Wounded Warriors stored them at Balboa Naval Medical Center, despite the fact that both locks were intact.
The bikes have a Semper fi sticker on them and have the words “Ride to Recovery” written on them.
Wounded Warriors use these bikes to manage their injuries and post-traumatic stress.
Naval Base police are investigating the theft, but have not reported any arrests. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact them at (619) 556-1527.