For the past five years, patrons and participants of the Pechin’s Linwood Showdown Ride have quietly raised $65,000 to benefit people in need in the State of Indiana. Proceeds from their annual rides have benefited Make-A-Wish Foundation, Camp John Warvel, and Hoosier Burn Camp.
This year, organizers of the ride have chosen The Salvation Army of Tippecanoe County to be the benefactors of the event. “So many people are hurting right now, and so many people are in need. So we want to team up with local people who are making a difference right here in Tippecanoe County,” said Rhonda Wilson, Event Coordinator. “A number of us linked up with The Salvation Army at Christmas two years ago to help children in need. We’ve been impressed with the way they help those in need, and since then have learned of the many other ways they help people in need throughout the year.”
The Salvation Army of Tippecanoe County provides emergency financial social services such as rent and utility assistance, food, and emergency transportation. The Salvation Army also provides homeless services through its family shelter, the first family shelter in a seven county area, keeping families intact. Additionally, The Salvation Army provides seasonal services such as back-to-school supplies, clothing, winter coats, friendly home visits to seniors, and Christmas gifts to children. They also have an emergency disaster services mobile canteen which serves a six-county area.
For more information regarding the benefit ride please go to www.showdownride.com. To donate to The Salvation Army, please go here.