Literally, another chapter OF the Burrito Riders!
The Burrito Riders, WV-style
The ‘Riders are coming to Huntington!
We dipped our burri-toes (sorry) into the waters of Huntington when we held our Xmas Eve(nt) to feed folks at the Huntington City Mission, Branches shelter, Ronald McDonald house, and the WV Homeless Veterans Resource Center. Being from Huntington, Amanda and I did so knowing that what we’d really like to see is a Burrito Riders chapter in our hometown. After being contacted by the WVHVRC last week about helping provide food again in February, we feel like there are enough folks that would support our ministry “back east,” and there are certainly folks who would benefit from it. We’re very proud, and excited, to be able to kick off the BRH. There’s a lot to do, but we’re hoping that we can get our first ride off of the ground in April.
We’ve learned a lot from our outings and interactions here in Louisville, experience which will benefit the Huntington ‘Riders when they put rubber to pavement in the spring. At the same time, it will be exciting to see that group start out small and grow over time.
What can you do, you ask? Volunteer with us! Spread the word! Those of you in Huntington, or who know folks who are, get the word out for us! Soon our BRH Facebook page will go live at facebook.com/burritoriderswv and you’ll all want to check it out, Like it, and SHARE IT! In the near future we’ll also implement a FundRazr for the Huntington group’s efforts. As of now, I hope that both groups will coexist on the email group, with messages differentiated in the subject. We’ll see, we’re very excited to see where this goes.