Our WV Christmas Ride is ON!
Response has been OVERWHELMING and we cannot wait!
Last night I sent out an email for our Louisville folks, now I’m talkin’ to YOU, West Virginia! Being a native of Huntington, I could not be more excited to be able to bring the Burrito Ride “back east.” I have to acknowledge that I wouldn’t be able to do this if it weren’t for the amazing response from folks back home. There is no better way that I could choose to spend Christmas Eve, but with passionate volunteer family and friends helping those who could use some love.
If you are one of the folks who has volunteered to help out for our Christmas Eve Burrito Ride, either by providing food or by riding, thank you so much. I can’t tell you how much your love and service mean to us and what it will mean for a lot of surprised folks on Christmas Eve. Because we, the Burrito Riders, are trying to say “Hello!” in a big way in Huntington, we actually have settled on some different ways to serve in order to broaden our impact. In addition to the usual BR style of bringing food to the shelters and the streets, we are also cooking dinner for the displaced families who are spending the holidays in the Ronald McDonald House so that they can stay near their hospitalized kids, and
we are serving lunch to the folks at the Homeless veterans Center we’ll be serving a post holiday lunch for the Homeless Veterans Center the day after Christmas! We’ll be cooking the pasta dinner (I know, we’re the BURRITO Riders!) early in the morning at the RMHouse for them to heat up at the end of their day.
I have got people lined up to help out both with the burrito cooking, which, again, we are doing a little differently than we usually do. Typically the burritos for our Louisville rides are made by families, individuals, and small groups, who then bring them to the nearest rider to be kept fridged for the night and heated up in the morning. We wanted our first WV event to be a bit of a party, so much gratitude to Jane Morse and First United Methodist Church for hosting the lot of us to make burritos all together in their large kitchen!
In the meantime, if you’re rolling please check out our recipe on FB, in case you wonder what we’ll be doing, and have a look at our DIY burrito rolling video as you prepare mentally! 😉 It can all be easily found in our Facebook Photo albums.
Stay tuned for details as they come. I’ll reach out with FUMC’s address and our start time (probably 6) shortly. We’ll also designate a meeting time and place for the following morning.
I cannot tell you how much it means to us to have your help. I hope that this is merely one of MANY experiences you have helping out in your community through the Burrito Riders of Louisville! Thank you, and Merry Christmas!
If you need anything at all, or have any additional questions about this, or any, Burrito Riders event, please email me with a quickness! I am usually found at firstname.lastname@example.org.