BOOTJACK – On Saturday. Aug. 7, members of the Sierra Shadow Casters Motorcycle Club (SSC) were honored to make what they described as “a modest donation” of $1000 to the Mariposa Community Foundation (MCF).
MCF is a philanthropic organization that assists various Mariposa community projects including aid to the Detwiler Fire victims.
The funds presented by the SSC were raised by the generous contributions of the biker community and foothill residents who supported the SSC’s Sierra Memorial Run in June. The monies raised at that event were slated to help needy children in the mountain area.
When the Detwiler Fire hit Mariposa in July, it was unanimously agreed by the SSC membership that a donation should be made to specifically help families with children who lost their homes in the tragedy.
The presentation was made at the Fire Relief Center which is being housed in the New Life Christian Fellowship Church in Bootjack. The church gymnasium is stocked to the brim with clothing, personal hygiene items, food and housewares, all donated by members of the community.
(Photo left to right: Lew Brown, SSC Member; Charlie James, SSC Treasurer; Paul Hall SSC VP; Jeff (at rear), Volunteer at the Relief Center; Mark Aston, SSC Pres.; Marilyn Saunders, Pres. Mariposa Community Foundation; Kevin Cann, Mariposa Supervisor Dist. 4.and Board Dir. Mariposa Community. Foundation; Steve Schermerhorn, SSC Sgt. At Arms; Georgia Gallagher-James, SSC Road Capt.; Andy Cole, SSC Member Candidate; Bob Hillyard, SSC Member Candidate.)
The Sierra Shadow Casters MC continue their support of our firefighters on Sept. 9, then they hit the road again to raise money for Mariposa County Fire stations on the Sierra Moonlight Run. See fliers below for more information, and visit them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/sierrashadowcastersmc.