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Community pitches in to replace veteran's bike, stolen on Memorial Day

CBS4 Miami

Community members and a local business donated money, a new bike, helmet and lock for Arthur Woods, a disabled veteran.
Community members and a local business donated money, a new bike, helmet and lock for Arthur Woods, a disabled veteran. CBS4 Miami

A disabled veteran has a brand new bike thanks to the generosity of viewers of CBS4, the Miami Herald's news partner.

Arthur Woods’ bike, his only transportation, was stolen on Memorial Day.

Woods, a handyman,  said he saved money to buy a bike so he could bike to jobs.

Woods has fallen on hard times. When the recession hit, he said his work nearly stopped. He couldn’t afford his house. It ended up in foreclosure. He lost his home but never lost hope.

“I went to Camillus House to get things back together to get my life in order,” said Woods.

He worked hard to buy presentable clothes to get more jobs and then worked hard to get a bike to get to his jobs up to 10 miles away. At the time it was taken, he had been in a store, getting change for the laundromat.

“I was just so frustrated, I began to walk home,” Woods said.

Read the full story at CBS4.

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