05NR27 - A.B.A.T.E. of Mississippi Press Release

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October 14, 2005

#05NR27 - A.B.A.T.E. of Mississippi Press Release

The Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) is issuing the following release at the request of A.B.A.T.E. of Mississippi.

A.B.A.T.E. of Mississippi Katrina Relief Fund
October 13, 2005

A.B.A.T.E. of Mississippi would like to thank the many organizations and individuals from around the country that have so generously donated money and clothes to the Katrina Relief effort that we have going in Mississippi. This relief effort will be an ongoing issue for many months to come. The massive destruction of the Mississippi Gulf Coast area cannot be described in any amount of pictures and newscasts. The real tragedy is the loss of people’s history and family treasures, not to mentions their homes and possessions.

At least two meeting will be held in November to discuss how to distribute the money and other donations to our coastal brother and sisters. Although we are going to help as many members of the motorcycle community as we can, we will first focus on our A.B.A.T.E. members, then members of the COC that A.B.A.T.E. of MS is connected with. After that we will help as many other as we can.

We have realized that we cannot help every biker in Mississippi that was affected by the Katrina, but even if we only help a few, that is a few more than would have been helped. Our first task is to locate the affected, as they have been displaced to who knows where. But thanks to the help from so many, we will be able to help those we can find.

A.B.A.T.E. of Mississippi would like to thank each and every one of the organizations and individuals that have shown what the motorcycling community is about. WE as a community are of one mind, and that is the biker lifestyle. We stick together and put our hand out to any and all bikers that have tragedy strike them in whatever form. I have been riding for 36 years and I have never been in a better community than that of motorcycling.

Thank you all,
Legislative Affairs Officer
A.B.A.T.E. Of MS


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