Motorcycle Clubs in Greene Team up to Help Moore, Oklahoma
Motorcycle clubs in Greene County are collecting supplies to send to people affected by last month's destructive tornados in Oklahoma. The riders put down their kickstands Saturday and posted up outside the Walmart store in Ruckersville to fill a truck with donations.
The Minutemen Motorcycle Club and Brothers in Christ Motorcycle Ministry teamed up for the effort. The riders say they can't wait to ship all of the goods off to Oklahoma - and it's all thanks to the people of Greene.
The group spent the day pushing carts filled with supplies to a trailer.
Paul Lockerby, member of the Minutemen Motorcycle Club, says he and the other riders felt the need to help tornado victims in Oklahoma.
"I think that everybody can relate to being down on their luck and having a hard time with anything so to help out these people in Oklahoma is a, just been a phenomenal outpouring of goodwill what people have been doing," said Lockerby.
The group spent last weekend outside collecting donations at Sam's Club and Friday outside of Fisher Auto Parts. So far, they've filled up two 24-foot trailers - and they're not slowing down.
"We need blow-up mattresses, they need a lot of them, anything baby formula, diapers, things like that we definitely need," said Bill Beahm, member of the Minutemen Motorcycle Club.
The motorcycle clubs hope to ship off all of the donations within the next two weeks. They will go to a church in Moore.
"There have been a lot of the public stopping by, buying items inside the store bringing cartfulls of items out to us. Paper towels, toilet paper, personal needs items - that they need to live on out in Oklahoma," said Lockerby.
The clubs are teaming up with a church group in Lynchburg that has a trucking company on standby to haul the supplies out to Oklahoma. The trailer will be outside of the Solid Rock Church off Route 33 for donation drop-offs all week long.
The clubs collected more than $900 in cash donations Saturday.
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