Organizers are never sure how things will work out the first time they try a fundraiser. But a Central New York Motorcycle Club's first try at helping the The Veterans Outreach Center netted a bus load of needed items.

The Shotgun Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club is comprised of members who are  police and corrections officers, first responders, and military personnel. They formed a local chapter with the national organization about two years ago. Like many group efforts, COVID-19 prevented the guys and gals from completing their planned fundraisers to help veterans in need.

When you're group is made up of people who never take no for an answer, you find a way to make things happen. The club held a drive in Chadwicks last weekend, December 19 and 20, seeking furniture, foods, and personal care items for those who have served. As usual Central New York residents didn't disappoint.

Ray Kimball who helped organize the event, said they received "lots of clothes, non perishable foods, hams, turkeys, and more than $200 in cash donations. It's never too late to help those who have kept us free. For more information on how to assist, call 315-520-0826 or visit the Club's Facebook page.

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