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Bloomer crash survivor starts nonprofit providing rides to the homebound

Bloomer (WQOW) – A Bloomer man is “Bringing Hope to the Homebound” after nearly dying in a motorcycle accident.

Curt Harrison was riding motorcycle in July 2018 when a deer jumped in front of him. He totaled his motorcycle and was in the hospital for 13 days.

After being homebound for three months while he recovered, he decided to start Curtie Cares.

The nonprofit provides rides to people who need help getting around.

The nonprofit was not official until May, but he has been driving people to doctor’s appointments, grocery stores and wherever else they need to go for free since last year.

Both Harrison and his volunteers have full-time jobs and find time in between to help the homebound here in the Chippewa Valley.

“The people who volunteer care. They’ve all got stuff on their plate, but they want to do what they can do whenever they can do it. It’s just when you roll up and they’re grateful like that it feels good. All you have to do is drive a car,” Harrison said.

If you need a ride or would like to volunteer, visit the non-profit’s website here.

Katrina Lim

Katrina Lim joined the News 18 team in August 2019 as a multimedia journalist. She was born and raised in Jersey City, New Jersey but has lived in all time zones of the contiguous U.S.A.

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