A number of students from
Southeast Community College’s Powersports and Auto Collision Repair Technology
programs helped fix up a motorcycle that will be donated to a wounded
“It’s been a great
experience, I’ve learned a lot from it and the bike is going to a good cause,”
said Aaron Spier, Powersports student.
“We stripped the bike down so
we could clean it and make sure nothing was bent on the frame,” added Leis
Jackson, another student. “This was a great opportunity for a good
The bike was picked up by
Craig Tourpin, president of Wheels 4 Warriors USA, a non-profit organization
based in Lincoln. The group helps veterans with mentorships, support and a
sense of service that is lost after leaving the military, Tourpin said.
“I believe the best gift we
give them is a mentor to be part of their life for at least a year,” he said.
“Whether they need to talk at night, integration into the group or learn riding
techniques, that person is there for them.”
“It’s impressive how far the
bike came from what it was,” said student Jeremy Nissen. “It was pretty rough
when it came in, now it’s a new bike.”
This is the third motorcycle
SCC has rebuilt or repaired for Wheels 4 Warriors USA donations. The recipients get insurance, gear
and fuel for a whole year. The donated bike is a 2006 Yamaha V Star. For more
on this organization, click here: https://w4wusa.org/