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Motorcycle clubs help homeless shelter stock up for winter

Folks enjoying a hot meal in the rescue mission dining room. (Source: Hiway80rm.org) Folks enjoying a hot meal in the rescue mission dining room. (Source: Hiway80rm.org)
LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) -

After seeing a story on television, an East Texas motorcycle group answered the call for help at a homeless shelter.

Members of the Longview Cotton Club Riders, the Truth Riders and Heavyhitter Riders, teamed together to bring food and other supplies to the Hiway 80 Rescue Mission.

The group had heard the need the shelter was in, sleeping over 200 visitors a night during this week's cold spell, and started gathering donations.

"We felt compelled to do it, after seeing it air on channel 7 that the mission was in need of some stuff, as cold as its been this winter, they needed a lot of that stuff. So I called some local groups and they decided they wanted to come and help us out," says Cotton Club rider David Waterhouse.

"Everything from biker groups to cheerleaders, this really is a community-supported organization, and we appreciate that," says Highway 80 Mission director Eric Burger.

The shelter is still in need of supplies to carry them through the winter. They are located 3117 W Marshall Avenue in Longview. Their number is (903) 759-8101.

All donations are welcome.

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