Local bike ride, chili lunch to support local veterans in need

military appreciation rideWieblers Harley-Davidson of Davenport has planned to honor and express appreciation for all US military personnel and veterans on Saturday, November 5. This special day’s activities will include a military honor ride lead by the American Legion Riders Post 569, a chili lunch, and more.

Registration for the ride will begin at 9 am at Wieblers Harley-Davidson at 5320 Corporate Park Drive in Davenport (52807). Participants are asked to make a donation of $10 per person. All proceeds will benefit the Humility of Mary Shelter of Davenport Veterans Services to assist local veterans in need.

Wieblers plans to send the bikes out at 10 am. The ride will return by noon for a free chili lunch, serving until it’s gone.

“We are looking forward to partnering and having the Humility of Mary Shelter as part of our event that day,” remarked John Riley, Wieblers events coordinator.

Cathy Jordan, Program Lead for the HMSI VALOR Program, expressed appreciation to Wieblers for their generous spirit. She hopes that the event will attract a good number of attendees.

Veteran support

Shelter’s VALOR [Veterans Accessing Long-Term Opportunities & Resources] program serves very low-income U.S. military veterans and their families who don’t have homes or who are in imminent risk of losing their housing. VALOR staff at Humility of Mary Shelter help program participants remedy these housing problems. Further, VALOR helps veterans address issues that led to their housing crisis. They focus on veterans who live in Scott, Muscatine and Clinton Counties, Iowa and Rock Island, Henry, Whiteside and Mercer Counties, Illinois.

The American Legion Riders of Post 569 have assisted Wieblers for years in support of veterans causes.

Humility of Mary Shelter really appreciates this community show of support that Wieblers has initiated. We encourage all local bikers to participate in the events of the day for the military honor ride.