LENORE – Last Saturday, the Fellowship Riders of Lenore, presented the pastor of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Elkview, W.Va. with a donation of $1,050 to assist the church and local citizens impacted by flooding that occurred in late June.
The Fellowship Riders of Lenore is a Christian motorcycle club dedicated to helping others. Dora Miller, with the Fellowship Riders described the event. “Saturday, we did a charity fund raiser, to raise money for the flood victims. We met at Mountain State Harley Davidson on 119 around 11 p.m. on Saturday,” Miller explained.
Miller continued stating, “We took the money to a church called Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Elkview W.Va. We were able to get $1,050 in donations. We hand delivered it.”
A large group of Fellowship Riders were on hand to deliver the check. “We had 17 bikes and drove in and handed a check to the pastor of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church,” Miller said.
Currently, the church is assisting the local community with necessary supplies needed after the flooding. Miller explained that the church was also flooded and needed assistance as well. “The church got flooded as well but they were trying to help people as well with water, diapers, and other things. The church needed help as well because they had to totally rip out the sheet rock and everything. It was a pretty pitiful situation. The money was presented to the church to do as they saw fit,” Miller explained.
Miller explained that presenting the donation was a positive experience that reflected the mission of the Fellowship Riders. “It made us feel really good to be able to help. They were clapping as our bikes pulled in. You can’t out give God. That is what our club is about – helping people,” Miller said.
Miller explained that the group is currently looking for new members and hopes this article on the Fellowship Riders act of goodwill can attract others to their group. “We aren’t trying to be boastful. We don’t want praises, we were just doing the Lord’s work. We are a small, local Christian club. A lot of people probably don’t even know we exist. We are looking for new people,” Miller said.
For more information, the Freedom Riders can be contacted by emailing [email protected] or on Facebook.
(Courtney Harrison is a news reporter for the Williamson Daily News. She can be contacted at [email protected], or at 304-235-4242 ext. 2279.)