An anonymous on donor has given 12 brand new bicycles to the Salvation Army to be sold in the thrift store on North Avenue.

The Salvation Army tells us that Chris Brown, of Brown's Cycles, called them and told them that a man walked into his store, purchased the bikes, and asked that they be delivered to the Salvation Army Thrift Store. Money raised in the Salvation Army Thrift Stores funds the Addiction Recovery Program, a six-month residential program that helps up to 32 men and women at a time.

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The bikes were delivered to the Salvation Army Thrift Store on North Avenue today - and it's doubtful they will last very long.

There are two sizes available - 15 inch and 18 inch. The bikes are valued at $500 and will be priced at $399.

It is always heartwarming when you hear about people's generosity in the community. Most of us can't afford to buy one bike for ourselves, let alone buy 12 bikes for someone else.

We don't know who the mysterious donor is, but if he should happen to read this, we just want to say a big thank you on behalf of the community, the people that will enjoy the bikes, and the people in the addiction recovery program who's lives are being changed in a dramatic way by the Salvation Army.