Stranded bikes now headed to Alabama

A heartwarming update on a story WSFA 12 News first reported Thursday night at 10:00.  Thanks to our viewers, hundreds of bikes are now on their way to foster children in Alabama.

Last night, we shared the story about the bikes stuck in California after a company changed its mind about transporting them. Just minutes after our story aired, the help came ringing in for the Phillip Vick Foundation.

Friday afternoon Coleman American picked up the bikes.

The foundation has received 60 phones calls from businesses and people offering to help.  "We had such an outpouring from the community.  You would think it would be your larger corporations and it hasn't, its been your local businesses and your local people who have just opened their hearts and really wanted to help these children for Christmas," says organizer Lori Kitchens.

Kitchens has also gotten calls from group homes requesting bikes.  The Phillip Vick Foundation now needs 50 to 75 more bikes.  If you would like to help call Lori Kitchens at 334-462-6439.