Approximately 100 people participated in a fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Project on Sunday that centered around a 75-mile ride to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., organizer Chad Craig said.
Forty motorcycles and a couple cars took part in the Ride for Recovery, which was sponsored byHarley-Davidsonof Williamsport, Cancun Cantina and 101.5 Bob Rocks, said Craig, who organized the event with his wife, Lisa. The ride began at theHarley-Davidsonshop, and participants were invited to Cancun Cantina for a party afterward, he said.
Ride coordinator Dan Norby said the overcast weather might have prevented some people from joining the ride, which organizers are hoping will become an annual fundraiser to help wounded military members.
“They stood up for our freedom. So it’s about time somebody starts standing up for them,” said Norby, who lives in Martinsburg, W.Va., and served in the Marine Corps in the late 1970s.
The Wounded Warrior Project is a national nonprofit organization that helps wounded service members transition to life after an injury, including assistance finding jobs, peer mentoring, and providing them with information about benefits and resources, according to the project’s website at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.