Donations Pour in to Replace Stolen Wounded Warrior Bikes

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.

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