EFFINGHAM — The Central Illinois Effingham Harley Owners Group Chapter 1603 chose the Salvation Army as its charity to help support for 2012 and raised $3,034 for this cause.
This local group of motorcyclists raised funds for the Salvation Army by holding a poker run in conjunction with a silent auction, working booths at the Kansas City BBQ Society Kick-off that was held at Legacy Harley Davidson for two days in June, holding a motorcycle show at Culver’s, and working inside Culver’s after the show concluded.
The H.O.G. Chapter also has a wishing well set up at Legacy Harley Davidson in which people can throw their spare change. This change is then donated to the Salvation Army.
Salvation Army representative Bob Fergus was invited to a recent H.O.G. Chapter monthly meeting. Chapter assistant director and charity chairman Curt Thomas joined with with the rest of the H.O.G. Chapter Charity Committee to present a check to Fergus for the Salvation Army in the amount of $3,034.
Fergus said it was the largest single donation the local Salvation Army has ever received and that it will be put to good use helping provide assistance with meals, utilities, and other needs for those served by the Salvation Army, needs that normally would not be met. The H.O.G. Chapter has once again chosen the Salvation Army as its charity to support for 2013.