1000 Texas Bikers Band Together To Make Christmas Possible for Those Less Fortunate


Nearly 1,000 burly, bearded bikers in Texas surrounded a semi-truck Sunday afternoon, but the reason for their seemingly odd behavior was not at all sinister.

Waco news station KWTX explained that the bikers surrounded the vehicle to escort it from the town of Temple to the city of Copperas Cove, after which the amazing contents of the truck were distributed to some of America’s most needy residents: children.

It was all a part of the Tri-County Toy Run, a 24-year-old annual event and fundraiser designed to make a difference in the lives of those children whose families could not afford to purchase Christmas gifts.

“It’s not fair that they don’t have a Christmas, and so that’s the reason we started doing this, and it doesn’t matter if it’s raining or shining, because kids do not realize that just because it’s raining that day, they didn’t get anything,” said biker Debra Justice, who along with her husband has participated in the run since 1998. “So we come — rain, shine, sleet, snow, you name it.”

But these heroic bikers were not alone, for hundreds of other bikers in Austin also braved Sunday’s rain to provide a similar experience to another set of children — namely abused ones.

As part of the 28th annual Austin Motorcyclists Toy Run, these bikers gathered Sunday to donate presents to the children of the Helping Hand Home, an organization that according to its website provides “a place to heal for abused, neglected and abandoned children.”

“The biker community — I just can’t say enough,” the home’s executive director, Ted Keyser, told station WJZY. “Rain or shine, they are here to send a message of hope to abused children in Texas.”

People sometimes fear bikers because of what can sometimes be rough exteriors, but the only thing to genuinely fear about these particular bikers is that their amazing acts of kindness might just bring one to tears. And well, that’s not so scary after all, is it?

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Source: conservativetribune.com

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