Blessed Be All

Everyone that came out and enjoyed the event & the party this past Sunday, blessed be all.

Behind that party, is a business that required countless hours, hours from which Joe, Brenda and Myself volunteered to do. We have had a good team of volunteers, but a business requires more time needed. Of which we couldn’t ask of them to do so much work without pay.

It has taken a toll on our health as well as our own businesses. It is our choice at this point as the three main officers of this charity to stop actively fundraising.

Tim Adkins our founder put us in place to make this the success it was. Not dealing with the finances or the day to day operations, but being the voice behind it, and rallying people together for a cause that started as an informal event.

We as the board of Children Of Fallen Riders, will disburse the funds of this organization to only our local area. We have grown nationwide and have helped nationwide, have received from nationwide. We simply do not have the backing to continue. We have tried in various ways to rally support, but have not been as successful as we had hoped.

It was an emotional meeting telling our key group, those who have worked and sweated many events in the blazing sun. My eyes filled with tears, my heart has a void today as I write this. We are blessed to know all that came out year after year to support us.

To everything – turn, turn, turn
There is a season – turn, turn, turn
And a time to every purpose under heaven

A time to build up, a time to break down
A time to dance, a time to mourn

To everything – turn, turn, turn
There is a season – turn, turn, turn
And a time to every purpose under heaven

Peace to you all – Susie Kleiner – Children of Fallen Riders – President
THANK YOU!

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6 Weeks Until Children Of Fallen Riders 2014

August 24th, 2014 – McHenry Harley Davidson

It takes alot of effort to get ready for one of these events! I would like to take a minute to say thank you to all those that volunteers that make it work!  A big thank you goes out to Laura & Rick, who have been there from the beginning – no matter what event they attend for her business, they share some of their time talking about COFR.  Laura also works closely with Roy to get our vendors set up!  Mickey, Tami , Carol & Julie, – our registration team, they don’t have to attend the meetings, they got down what they do pretty dang well! Val & Chuck for running the parking lot with all the chaos among us – who also put on about 20 miles on their feet each event.

Chip has MC’d with us for years, and will continue to keep the crowd informed this year.  Charolette for walking her little southern legs all over creation selling tickets, spreading the word.  Collecting donations!

One of our newest volunteers – Scott – has worked our facebook and twitter accounts every day making sure he continues to get the word out.   Ronnie from Carpets 4U has taken over getting us some really cool raffle items.   The girls in the merchandise booth, the last few years, the gals in the raffle booth the last few years!

Chief & his group who are taking over the road guarding and route! David & Renee who were recipients and have attended every meeting! Blessings for giving back!

I am sure I have left some of them out and someone will bring it to my attention.  To Mike Lack who has held down the parking & grounds for many years now – he is now our Vice President.  To all of you who attend and make it a success – Ride safe & see you soon!

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McHenry Harley Davidson Hosts the 8th Annual Magic Carpet Ride

Children of Fallen Riders is honored to have McHenry Harley Davidson Host our 8th Annual Event.

COFR has helped 4 families over the winter months with Rent/Mortgage’s & Utilities.  We

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also purchased 500.00 worth of Toys for the Toys For Tots Collection held by the Brothers Rising MC.  In the fall we also received many donations in from Mary Ann May who lost her husband in Texas in a motorcycle accident.  Our charity continues to grow and we are solely funded through donations and our fundraising events.  We did not have a winter event, time ran out on us and actually, I am glad – it was a hellacious winter and every Saturday in February it snowed.

I am so excited to be teamed up with McHenry Harley this year, it will be the best event yet!  We still need donations and volunteers.    Contact us at info at childrenoffallenriders.com

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8th Annual Magic Carpet Ride

We are gearing up for the 8th Annual Magic Carpet Ride!
We are thrilled to have McHenry Harley Davidson hosting this event!
Registration begins at 8:00 am – Bikes will leave promptly at 11:00

Stay Tuned for more details!

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Downtime in the Winter

I apologize for the lack of posts and updates through-out the winter, we decided this winter to forego our winter event, and I believe it was a good idea since every single Saturday it snowed.

The season to ride is upon us – please watch for motorcycles

motorcycle accidentI share with you a letter from one of our recipients:

First and foremost, please accept my sincere THANKS for all you took care of for my family, Susie you were awesome, very caring and compassionate through it all…Thank you!

Our story begins like this, my husband was in an accident on his way to work 07.29.2013 when he was hit by an SUV.  He was being rushed to the hospital in very critical shape while our 2 children and I were in Washington visiting family.  We received a call explaining his injuries with the news of not knowing whether he was going to survive (multiple head and facial injuries)or if he did the quality of life he would have.  By the time we arrived back to Arkansas he had been transfered to a more advanced facility in hopes his prognosis would get better.  The days were long and hard not knowing, it even got to the point they called all the family in to say their goodbyes, Sam had not responded like they thought he should have……God intervened and turned things around.  He improved and was moved to a Rehab unit closer to home.  Sam is walking (with assistance), talking, learning to cope with vision loss(right eye) and left sided weakness….enjoying life everyday….Sam is our OVERCOMER.

 We were introduced to COFR through a friend.  In times like this you never know what to do or where to turn for guidance, support, etc.  God put COFR in our lives at the right time, they were a blessing to us…a lifesaver….Thank you all so very much!  Your organization is always in our prayers and will forever be in our hearts!   Sincerely from the friends and family of the Yandell family…. We thank you!

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