Thursday, July 29, 2010

Bikers hitting the road to help Haitian village

From Wisconsin-

Every church in the Episcopal Diocese of Eau Claire will receive a visit from a motorcycle gang with a message: Don’t forget Haiti.

The Rev. George Stamm, a retired minister who led both Christ Episcopal Church and St. Simeon’s Episcopal Church in Chippewa Falls, is one of about 15 bikers who will ride from Superior to La Crosse for four days beginning Thursday — stopping at all 22 churches in the diocese to benefit Haiti.

Riders prepare to head out from St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Superior at 8 a.m. Thursday and the public is invited to cheer on the riders and pledge their support for the people of Haiti.

“The diocese has been involved one way or another to try to help out Haiti for 20-some years,” Stamm said. “We talked about doing this last summer, but for some reason it didn’t come off.”

The Rev. Arthur Hancock, a pastor at Church of the Ascension Episcopal Church in Hayward, organized the event designed to raise money through pledges gathered by riders.

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