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Bikers Go Extra Mile For Less Fortunate

Posted at 6:36 PM, Nov 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-12 19:36:24-05

TULSA -- You may have the stereotypes of motorcycle groups as 'rough and tough' but the Iron Horse Soldiers went the extra mile to help those in need.

Over 60 turkeys strapped alongside members of the motorcycle group for the first Turkey Run Sunday morning. Their mission was to collect and deliver Thanksgiving meals to the John 3:16 Mission in North Tulsa.

With a police escort about 100 bikers took off from the Myers-Duren Harley Davidson dealer on Peoria Ave, and dropped off the food at the Family and Youth Center. With the holiday less than two weeks away, the need to stack the shelves is high.

"In all the turkeys that we've got, we have 1,570 turkeys, and so we're far short of where we need to be with 5,000 turkeys," said Reverend Steve Whitaker with the John 3:16 Mission.

The organization asks the community to donate turkeys, as well as any Thanksgiving side to feed those in need.

You can drop off your donations at the John 3:16 Mission main building on Cheyenne Ave, or the Family and Youth Center on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

 

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