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Ride to support wounded warriors held Aug. 27

On Saturday, Aug. 27, the Homeless & Wounded Warriors-Minnesota sponsored its 12th annual motorcycle ride to raise money to support and help rehabilitate veterans who are homeless, jobless or disabled due to mental or physical wounds suffered...

On Saturday, Aug. 27, the Homeless & Wounded Warriors-Minnesota sponsored its 12th annual motorcycle ride to raise money to support and help rehabilitate veterans who are homeless, jobless or disabled due to mental or physical wounds suffered when serving their country.

This year, 150 bikers represented The Patriot Guard, the Brainerd and Walker Legion Riders, Guardian Avengers, Fire Base Delta, the Wounded Warriors of Minnesota as well as a number of independent riders. The ride raised $32,000.

The riders began the trek at the Brainerd VFW, making six stops along the way to raise money. The riders, escorted by the Crosslake Volunteer Fire Department, concluded the event, as they do annually, at the Crosslake-Fifty Lakes American Legion Post 500, where the riders were given dinner to thank them for their efforts.

At the Crosslake Legion, money was raised with the help of a silent auction from donations from local businesses and supportive individuals. Donations were also given by the Crosslake Legion Auxiliary and the Legion Charitable Gambling Fund.

Donations are welcome year-round. Contact Steve Eisenreich at 320-267-0376 to donate and for more information about Wounded Warriors of Minnesota.

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