Motorcycle club makes 'Toy Run' for Salvation Army
Sun, 12 Dec 2010 23:33:55 GMT —
The parking lot filled up fast and so did the boxes. Bikers by the hundreds were out doing their part to spread a little bit of Christmas cheer.
"We're collecting toys for the Salvation Army. We've been doing this for 27 years. We started with a handful of club brothers years ago. Grabbed some toys delivered them across town and we've just kind of been growing since then," said Richie Browne of the Remaining Few Motorcycle Club.
It's called the Toy Run and it's put on every year by the club.
They say driving in donations this year is more important than ever, because while there are more people in need, overall donations to the Salvation Army have been down.
"Things are tough, there are a lot of people out of work, but it's not stopping them. They come out with a dollar toy, some canned goods, clothes, there are a lot of people that can use anything, any type of help and that's what we're trying to do," said Browne.
The toy run started at the Harvey's parking lot on Sylvester Road. And finished at K-Mart on Dawson Road where the bikers turned over the gifts to the Salvation Army.
"I wish more people like these folks. They take who they are and they make a difference. It's not about them, it's not about the bikes it's about the children. It's about the lives they are changing. And I love these guys and what they do," said Capt. Doug McClure of the Salvation Army.