Bikers hit the road to support local children

NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) — Crowds gathered at Gratwick Part on Saturday for the 10th Annual Ride for the Homeless.

The Buffalo City Mission and local bikers came together Saturday to ride for local children in shelters and in the community.

Money raised from the ride will go to after school programs for children struggling in math, science and literacy.

The organization’s goal is to raise $30,000. Organizers say reaching that goal is easier thanks to those who care.

“We have bikers that have been coming out for the past 10 years. It’s a unique audience, but they have a passion for children and education,” said AubreyCalhoun, Associate Director of the Buffalo City Mission.

“They want the children to be able to succeed and be strong in their studies in school and be able to be able to rise out of poverty at a young age so they can be successful and full-functioning individuals when they become adults.”

Calhoun says they are always looking for volunteers to help with the Buffalo City Mission.

For more information on the organization, click here.

 

 

 

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