A local motorcycle-riding club is spreading the holiday cheer in Truro through donations, fundraising and turkeys.
The Torn Souls MRC holds a fundraiser each year for Christmas, and this year chose to donate turkeys to the local food bank, while also supporting a family in need.
“Charity work and donating is very important to us because we are all about giving,” said Darrin Mosher, a member of Torn Souls.
“We’re always doing things for the community, always helping when we can help. As a club, we’re always out looking for people to support and we often rally for people or causes alongside other clubs.”
After holding a few fundraisers this year, including a prize raffle, the club raised just over $1,000, and decided to put it to good use.
“We decided, after looking at the money we raised, to donate 30 turkeys to the Colchester Food Bank as well as $500 and a turkey to a local single mother who is dealing with some health issues,” said Mosher.
Kimmie, who the MRC are donating to, suffers from kidney disease and spends three days a week in hospital for dialysis treatment.
Recently, her leg was amputated due to complications with diabetes, which has made things difficult for her and her six-year-old daughter during the holidays.
With Christmas coming up, the MRC has begun sharing Kimmie’s GoFundMe page online in hopes others will step up to help.
The club dropped off the 30 turkeys last week to the Colchester Food Bank, and presented Kimmie with their donation at her house.
“She really deserves all the help she can get,” said Mosher.
“This little bit we are giving her is only a fraction of what she needs. She and little Mya (Kimmie’s daughter) deserve to have a good Christmas like everyone else, and hopefully this donation will help go towards that.”
Although the club has only been around a year and a half, they have already rallied together to support local people, non-profits and causes on multiple occasions.
“Last year we supported two families during the holidays, one here in Truro and one up in the city,” said Mosher.
“We donated some full meals to them, full turkey dinners, gift cards and what not. This year, we wanted to up the ante a little bit.”
Torn Souls MRC is a relatively small motorcycle-riding club with only six full members. Their name, Torn Souls, originated from an argument members had over names when the club was starting out; one member said the argument was tearing them apart, and that they were torn on the name decision.
The low number of members doesn’t stop them from doing what they can to help their community through fundraisers and events, such as their annual fundraiser for the children’s burn ward.
“It’s our heartfelt duty as part of the community to be a helpful part of the community,” said Mosher.
“We are pretty proud of being able to provide a donation this year. Food is a need, and us being able to donate 30 turkeys is going to feed 30 families. It is a true blessing for us to be able to do that for others.
“It’s all about the love to us.”
Kimmies GoFundMe campaign can be found at www.gofundme.com/kimmies-road-to-recovery