The United Vets Motorcycle Club, based in Houlton, went to Arundel to present the Wounded Heroes of Maine a check for $10,000 that club members raised.

This is the 2nd time the club has donated to the program. Club members recently rode their bikes to Southern Maine to present the program the check.

Photo Courtesy of Sue Miller

Warrior Legacy Foundation’s Wounded Heroes Program of Maine is a registered 501(c)(3) non profit, all volunteer organization established to support wounded veterans when they return home after being injured in the line of duty. Once released from service due to injury, they no longer get paid. Waiting for their disability claim to be processed will take at least a year; the majority of the time, much longer. During this difficult time of transition, the expenses of daily life become overwhelming, as they are unable to work and need ongoing medical/mental health care. Wounded Heroes Program provides a safety net by paying rent, utilities, cell phone, heating oil payments and more. Wounded Heroes also provides benefits guidance and advocacy so that our veterans do not have to navigate the systems on their own.