This is the reality of today for
most of the victims of hurricane Katrina. Yes, even today, months later, the
basic daily essentials are precious commodities. It is not going to get better
anytime soon. The Red Cross and Salvation Army are doing their best, but the
need is so much more than they can deal with daily. Tens of thousands of
people a day still need to be cared for and they can only help a limited
amount each day.
A.B.A.T.E of Kansas, District 12 has
approximately 100 members and in less than three weeks we put together a
benefit ride to help our brothers and sisters in Louisiana. We sent a check
directly to the relief fund of A.B.A.T.E. of Louisiana to aid the motorcycle
community. We had about 70 bikes show up that day and we raised $1,600.00 to
send to that group. Our group voted to add to this amount from our general
funds, sending a total of $2,000.00. The state office in Kansas also sent
$1,000.00 to both Louisiana and Mississippi to help.
Please visit the websites of both states, make phone calls and talk with them directly. They are trying to find housing, jobs, food and hope for the motorcycle community in these states. Christmas is coming please do not forget them. If we all do something to help it will make a huge difference in the lives of our brothers and sisters hit so hard by this disaster. We challenge each and every state to step up and lend a hand to those that need it so badly