Monday, June 13, 2011

Pine Mountain Raises More Than $1,000 for Alabama Tornado Victims

RVC is very proud of our Georgia property, Pine Mountain, an RVC Outdoor Destination, for their charitable work in a fundraiser for victims of the April storms in Alabama. If you didn't hear about these, many states in the South had damaging storms and record breaking tornadoes, leaving many people without shelter, food and basic necessities.

Pine Mountain raised approximately $1227.00 in this disaster relief fundraiser for the storm victims of Eclectic, Alabama (just a couple hours from Pine Mountain, GA). They also filled three trailers and multiple trucks of donated every-day use items and food to be given to victims. Pine Mountain worked with Heaven’s Saints Motorcycle Ministry (HSMM), a national Christian motorcycle organization, who raised an additional $2570.00 in cash donations from Calvary Tabernacle Assembly in Smiths Station, Alabama, Blue Knights International Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, and HSMM family and friends.

The donations were driven to Eclectic, Alabama for two days, starting on May 19 with HSMM. Jim Anderson, General Manager of Pine Mountain, an RVC Outdoor Destination, said the monetary donations are still trickling in and they are continuing to send these.

All donations were given to Agape Assembly of God church, located in Eclectic. The church administration is using the money to purchase furniture and pay for hotel rooms for people who lost their homes from the damaging April tornadoes, as well as distributing the item donations to people through an on-site store and via deliveries. The church is helping in the recovery process particularly for Myers Country Estate, a trailer park that was destroyed by a tornado.

“With the help of our home church (Agape Assembly) and the assistance of its pastor, Joe Creamer, we have been able to coordinate deliveries, set-up a store, and arrange distribution of all donations through the use of this facility. Community volunteers have worked tirelessly since May 21 alongside (HSMM) chapter members, making an array of phone calls - from contacting victims to coordinating donation deliveries - and stocking shelves, packaging and arranging items for delivery to families, and continually meeting the needs of the people,” said Denise Grier, HSMM representative and church member/fundraising coordinator.

“It was a pleasure working with Pine Mountain in this effort and we hope the donations help many families. We think the fundraiser was successful and want to give a big thanks to everyone who donated and participated in moving the donations.” 
Lamar Richardson, HSMM President and Alabama state representative.

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