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Bikers Rev Up to Show Support for Refinery Victims

Today more than 550 bikers revved up their engines to show their support. Today more than 550 bikers revved up their engines to show their support.
Lifestar showed their support by flying in a helicopter. Lifestar showed their support by flying in a helicopter.
Mike Curry, Red Knights International Firefighters Motorcycle Club, Chapter 15 President. Mike Curry, Red Knights International Firefighters Motorcycle Club, Chapter 15 President.

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Many of the burn victims are facing long recoveries nearly two months after the deadly explosion at the Imperial sugar refinery in Port Wentworth. 

Today more than 550 bikers revved up their engines to show their support.

The Red Knights, a firefighter motorcycle club and Abate of Georgia teamed up to organize a poker run for the victims.

The event started at Renegade Classics in Richmond Hill and ended at Augie's Pub in Pooler.

Even emergency responders showed their support, including a Lifestar helicopter.

"Everyone is coming together to help out in a time of need, so it's really neat to be part of this community and to be part of this area where if someone has something bad happen to them in their lives, and this many people come out to help them out," said Mike Curry, Red Knights International Firefighters Motorcycle Club, Chapter 15 President.

The bikers raised about $12,000 from the event.

Reported by: Liz Flynn, lflynn@wtoc.com

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