The nation is still in shock over the ghastly massacre in Newtown, CT that killed 26 people, most of them children. To offer support, one man is planning an impressive journey: a motorcycle ride from Warner Robins – just south of Macon, GA – up to Newtown. Depending on the route he takes, it could take Georgia resident Doug Smith over a 1,000 miles to complete his ride.
“We’re probably looking at anywhere from 17 to 22 hours,” Smith told 13WMAZ.
Smith said he is riding to support the children and teachers who died on the December 14 attack. He says he has close to a $1000 dollars in donations, and he will deliver them in person to the Newtown Savings Bank, a trust set up to help the victims and their families.
“It’s got to be the most difficult thing in the world,” Smith said about the victims’ family members. “Those people that can get up and bury their children and keep on as best they can with their day – those are the heroes. I’m nothing.”
Smith, a father of three, said he hopes other local bikers join him for the ride. We commend Smith and any motorcyclist who joins his cause for showing support to the people who truly need it right now. We encourage everyone to help the families by donating to the Sandy Hook Family Fund. If you know someone who sustained injuries in a motorcycle accident, we can help them seek compensation for their injuries and loss. Call (866) 377-3800 today to learn more.
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