Members and friends of the Second Brigade Motorcycle Club ( SBMC) met at the Lawrenceburg Walmart parking lot to head out on their mission this past Sunday. The club had raised over $1400.00 dollars on one of their poker runs to help their veteran brothers. The club’s main focus and Mission statement is to help, support, encourage and love ALL Veterans and especially the VietNam Veterans. This year the SBMC chose the Thomson-Hood Veterans facility in Wilmore, Kentucky.
Working closely with the SBMC was Michelle Ewing, The Activities Director of the facility. Michelle works one on one with most all of the Veterans in the 285 bed facility and has her finger on the pulse of what they need and enjoy most. SBMC “Tester” his wife “Hotpants” and Prospect” Deacon” purchased fishing equipment, sensitive skin razors, shaving cream, and bird seed for the Vets to care for the birds in the aviary and on the grounds. The remaining funds were turned into Gift cards from Walmart so the Vets could buy whatever they wanted .
The facility at 3:00 Sunday afternoon saw a line of wheelchairs lined up inside to match and surpass the line of motorcycles that had lined up in the front parking lot. As the SBMC dismounted and went in the doors, you could see the excitement and joy on the faces of some of America’s bravest war Heros, some of which that have no family at all. “ I about broke down” said “Prospect Deacon” I asked if one of the residents had seen his family lately and he looked me right in the eye and said “YOU are My family brother!”
The SBMC each took a veteran out to the motorcycles and spent the next several hours just fellowshipping and “being a friend” to those men and women of Valor. They each had their favorite motorcycle and just like us, they all loved all of them! President of the local Chapter H of the SBMC “EL” pretty much hit the nail on the head when upon leaving he said” If that doesn’t touch your heart, you just don’t have a heart!” For any that wish to make a financial donation, Checks for any amount are greatly appreciated and can be made to :
100 Veterans Drive
Wilmore, kentucky 40390 Attn: Michelle Ewing