Bikers gather in El Paso to donate to those in need

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It is the season of giving and more than a hundred bikers collected and delivered blankets and toiletries to those in need.

There are motorcyclists that ride for the thrill.

“We’re human beings and we just happen to love riding,” said Caroline Camfield of Seeds of Abraham. “It’s a lifestyle for us. It’s a great way to enjoy life.”

But over the holiday weekend, they gathered in El Paso to do something more.

“So today we’re out here. Kings and Priests Motorcycle Ministry along with the rest of El Paso Motorcycle Coalition and independent riders and we’re going to give blankets and toiletries to the less fortunate,” said Kim Bowman of Kings and Priests Motorcycle Ministry. 

They decided to collect items and then distribute them to multiple organizations.

“So we went out to buy all the toiletries and other members in our organization helped put them together in different bags,” Bowman said. “The first place we’re gonna go to is down to the rescue mission downtown than to the opportunity center and to the Sanchez home. 

Bowman said that those that receive the donations are grateful for what they are given. 

“Whenever you go to a place and people don’t expect to receive, their hearts you can see the gratitude. You can see the joy in their faces especially when we pray with them,” said Bowman.

Camfield said that giving is the way to be successful, especially during the holiday season.

“If you want to be successful, you gotta give to receive and if you’re a generous person, that’s the greatest gift you can have. With the holiday season, a lot of people are out of work, they’re struggling they worry about what they’re gonna do with their families for Christmas and honestly you can be in the sense of giving what you can give and that’s what we do in the biker community.”

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