Muleshoe Road Riders help schools rev up for school yearRhea Gonzales August 26, 2018 0 COMMENTS
BY GAIL M. WILLIAMS
Muleshoe Journal Correspondent
Muleshoe Road Riders, a non-profit motorcycle club, recently donated school supplies to DeShazo and Dillman elementary schools.
The club holds various fundraisers throughout the year and determines what charity, individual or organization is in need of funds. Their major fundraiser, a motorcycle rally, occurs in late March or early April.
“”We donate to people that need help, whatever happens to come up in the community,” said Eddie Alvarado, secretary of the organization. “For example, if there’s an accident and someone needs help with medical expenses, things like that, we’ll help out.”
This year the group chose to donate school supplies to the two elementary schools.
“We know that some schools run out of school supplies, such as colors, pencils and notebooks, and have the cost of having to replenish them. We took some money from our fund and went shopping for the supplies ourselves,” Alvarado said.
As a substitute teacher, Alvarado has witnessed teachers running out of disinfecting wipes, or kids needing a pencil or a notebook in class.
The group divided the available funds equally, giving $200 to DeShazo and $200 to Dillman, a total of $400 in supplies.
Muleshoe Road Riders consists of 20 members. They were established in 1971 and disbanded in 1973. The club has been part of the Muleshoe community ever since they were re-established in 1980.
DeShazo Elementary School and Dillman Elementary School benefited from a $400 donation, $200 each, in school supplies from the Muleshoe Road Riders.