Offender Builds Wooden Motorcycles To Help Riley Kids

(CARLISLE) – Wabash Valley Correctional Facility (WVCF) Offender Marcus Davidson approached Maintenance Supervisor Kenny Mitchell about working on a project to help the kids at Riley.  When Mitchell asked Davidson what he had in mind, he never expected Davidson to create the pieces of art that followed. 

Offender Marcus Davidson and his handcrafted motorcycle

Davidson constructed two motorcycles out of scrap wood the facility had on hand.  Community Service Director Jackie Storm then contacted the Miracle Ride Foundation to see if they wanted the bikes to auction off as part of a fund raising event that was planned for the hospital.  The foundation was thrilled. 

Executive Director for The Miracle Ride Foundation

The Miracle Ride Foundation, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization. The foundation is made up of  motorcycle enthusiasts from different backgrounds.  The Foundations’ Executive Director Bill Kingery said, “We all share a great passion for keeping children healthy. We believe that helping to fund Riley Hospital for Children is the best way to demonstrate that shared belief. “

Offender Marcus Davidson and his handcrafted motorcycle

When Davidson was asked why he wanted to do a project for Riley Hospital for Children he commented, “I enjoy working on projects that benefit the disabled and children.  It is a way to give back to the community and keeps me busy throughout the day.”