Matthew 25:35 is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping charities in the community, as well as pushing tourism and economic growth in Surry County. They raise funds through the Run to the Ridge Bike Rally, which is scheduled for July 25-27 this year.
This year, the organization is giving away a brand new 2012 XL 1200B 72 Sportster Motorcycle. The kickoff for this event will be held on Sunday during the Super Bowl Party, which will begin around 6 p.m., at The Pie Factory on the corner of North South and West Lebanon streets in Mount Airy.
Tickets for the motorcycle giveaway are available at the kickoff event and the motorcycle will be displayed at many venues over the next several months, starting with the kickoff at The Pie Factory.
You will also see the motorcycle at Lone Star, Walmart, 13 Bones and Smokin’ Harley Davidson events. The official giveaway will be held on July 27 on the last day of Run to the Ridge.
Matthew 25:35 is led by Ric Marshall and consists of five local individuals. They raised $12,500 for the Second Harvest Food Bank last year, helping to assist with around 100,000 meals.
As well as supporting needy citizens of the community, the organization also assisted the local Salvation Army, Veterans Park and the Kids of Childhood Cancer, and it provided a Thanksgiving meal for families recommended by Surry County Schools’ social workers. In addition, the group cooks a meal each month for around 100 people at Pilot Mountain Outreach Ministries. The members also help multiple families with various needs, such as paying power bills and providing funds for families who lost their homes to fire.
Reach Jessica Johnson at email@example.com or at 719-1933.