Our cause is YOU, the motorcyclist.
This letter is to introduce ourselves to the bikers and motorcycle community in general, to explain just who we are and what we’re all about.
First, we are not an M.C., R.C., or Riding Association. We are a 501(C)3 nonprofit corporation certified as a public charity by the lRS. We have one purpose andone purpose only. To be there to help the families of riders who are injured or killed while on their bike. We don’t care if you are a club member or an independent. If you go down, and your family needs help, that’s where we come in.
We will help the family or club with funeral expenses if needed, help with medical transportation costs if that’s needed, or, if a rider is injured and hospitalized we will help with such mundane, but necessary, things as paying a utility bill to keep the family’s lights on, or even help with some grocery money, if that is what is needed.
We are designed to be there to help in whatever way we can and that we have the ability to provide.
Secondly, we do not have memberships as such. lf you ride a motorcycle, then you are a brother or sister in the wind and that makes you a member. We receive no payment or salary from the foundation for what we do. Any and all funds we have are for the help of the fallen and their families. The Foundation is totally dependent upon donations from individuals for what it does. We don’t have government grants or big corporate sponsors behind us. We are people who ride, who saw a real need in our rather extended family of the wind, and did what it takes to take action about the situation.
We are currently looking for people to act as our contact representatives in their part of their state. Each state has it’s own laws peculiar to it. So in order to accomplish our mission, we need help in each state. We are now actively working towards building support infrastructure for riders across the nation. In order to do that, we need people. Good people. People who know what it is that motorcyclists face in their lives when they get injured on the road. Or what the family faces when a family member is killed on the road. If you’re interested, get in touch with us. None of us receive any pay for doing this. Everything we bring in is for the purpose of helping riders and their families when they need help the most. For us, that’s enough. It is our hope that it will be for you as well.
We started out in the Central La. / Alexandria area, but America is bigger than that and so is the need for help in the motorcycle community. At any rate, that’s who & what we are.
Our current by-laws and articles of incorporation are available on this website at http://fallenridersfoundation.net/documents.html.
We will be doing fund raising events from time to time so we have the money available to be there to help. We ask for your support in this endeavor. Also, as we are totally donation funded, when you’re looking at doing events, if you would consider us as a candidate for a fund raiser event, it would be deeply appreciated! We may not be as famous as St. Jude’s and others, but the need to take care of our own is just as real.
Thank you for your help & support.
Co-Founder, Chairman of the Board, Cenla President
Fallen Riders Foundation