Local motorcycle enthusiasts with the Saints MC of Lincoln County are asking for the public’s help in identifying those in need as bikers once again lend helping hands to the elderly this Christmas.
The tradition of cooking and delivering Christmas Day meals to the elderly began with the Currahee Motorcycle Club 16 years ago. Since the tradition began, the numbers have continued to grow, but organizers are hoping for the public’s help so that no one is missed on Christmas Day this year.
“For most of the past 15 years we have been cooking for the elderly of Lincoln County and will be doing it again this year,” said Mike “Boss Hogg” Jergins with the Saints MC of Lincoln County, asking the public to call with names of other elderly folks or shut-ins who might not have anyone to visit them or bring them dinner on Christmas day. “Due to privacy laws, we cannot ask for a list of names from local organizations like we once did, so if you would like to be placed on our list, please contact us by Dec. 23 with your name and address, or the names and addresses of those you know of who could benefit.”
Deliveries would be made on Christmas Day, he said.
If you know of a single elderly person or an elderly couple with no family and/or no resources to have a meal on Christmas Day, please call Jergins at 931-307-3535 or Firefly at 931-307-0081 with names and addresses.
The club welcomes contributions of food, cash and time. Donations may be dropped off at The Saints Clubhouse at 830 Ardmore Highway, Taft, after 2 p.m. each day, or contact the club to arrange a club member to pick donations up.
Volunteers are also welcome to join in the Christmas spirit and help cook and package up meals for delivery on Christmas Day. This will be done Christmas Day at the Charles Gleghorn Center in Fayetteville. Call Jergins for more information on how you can help.