100 bikes contributed after burglars target Camden, New Jersey nonprofit – WPVI-TV

17November 2020

CAMDEN, New Jersey (WPVI)– A not-for-profit outreach group in Camden, New Jersey got a huge increase from the neighborhood after thieves took dozens of their bikes last month.Tuesday is the very first time in nearly five weeks, Kimberliz Rosario got to ride in the after-school program at Lifting Up Camden's Youth.Back in October, thieves broke into the nonprofit's shed and stole more than 2 dozen bikes.”It's like this is so amazing,”said Kimberliz Rosario.” I'm so thankful to have

these.”The not-for-profit offers programming for about 200 kids throughout the pandemic.SEE ALSO

: Thieves take dozens of bikes from youth nonprofit in Camden Action News was

very first to report about the brazen theft last month. Each stolen bike expenses in between $200 to

$800.” It was actually distressing and distressing, specifically for the youth since that was a safe space for us to be out

especially throughout COVID,”said Kristin Prinn with Lifting Up Camden's Youth. After our story aired in October, residents donated practically 100 bikes to the not-for-profit, while Camden-based business Subaru and American

Water together talented more than$33,000.”We're excited to supply the contributions to Lucy Outreach and have the bike program up and running even with winter coming,”said Joe Szafran, a representative for American Water.” It's pretty fantastic what all these business and corporations have actually done, donated, to support us,” stated Leslie Medina.The contributions will be used to improve on-site security with brand-new surveillance electronic cameras. The mayor's office is even donating a shipping container to house the contributed bikes.

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