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The American Bikers Relief Fund & the 3rd Annual Christmas Drive

Written by  November 30, 2006

I don’t know if you’re aware of it, but Kansas City has a wonderful organization that does some great things for motorcyclists and their families called the American Biker Relief Fund (ABRF). The ABRF provides assistance to riders and their families during times of financial and emotional stress. The organization was founded in 2004 and is staffed totally by volunteers who want to help riders lead productive lives in time of need. Their motto is, “No matter what you ride, no matter who you are, we are here to help.”

Bikers helping bikers is the concept. During the year they sponsor many events and promote their cause at numerous bike shows and rallies. They have already helped many families through some rough times and will keep striving to do more. They are even in the process of trying to open an ABRF-sponsored thrift store to distribute clothing and household items to bikers in need. Goods will also be for sale to the general public to raise funds for the cause.

At this time of the year the ABRF sponsors an annual Christmas Drive held at Gail’s Harley-Davidson in Grandview each Saturday through December 23, and accept items for donation as well as cash to be distributed to area families for Christmas. Not only can you take your donations to Gail’s, but you can also take your kids to sit on Santa’s lap or listen to a story read by Mrs. Santa. Pictures can also be taken, with the proceeds going to the ABRF.

On December 2, my Khrome Cowgirl sisters and I dressed up as elves and went to Gail’s with our donations. Our club does an annual Elf Ride to donate to area kids and families; this year we decided to join up with the ABRF to donate toys, cash and gift cards. After depositing our donations, we all climbed into the sleigh to have our picture taken with the awesome KC Santa.

If you are a motorcyclist needing help, or you know of anyone needing help, please contact the people of this wonderful organization. They will strive to do what they can. You can contact them at 1-800-930-7571 or go to their web site at www.tabrf.org

By Toto - Khrome Cowgirls WebMistress/Newsletter Editor/Photographer