Couple raises more than $10K for
charity with motorcycle ride
(WBIR - Tellico Village) Charlie and Teresa Bernard left their church in Tellico Village Wednesday night, headed for Seattle Washington. The duo is riding motorcycles across America to raise money for the Good Samaritan Center of Loudon County.
Before leaving, members of Tellico Village First Baptist enjoyed dinner, fellowship and blessed the bikes.
People donated a few dollars for each mile that will be traveled,and raised almost $12,000.
"To be able to raise money like this along with enjoying motorcycle has been great. This is our first time to combine our love for motorcycling and raising money for charity. We're excited about that," said Teresa Bernard.
The Good Samaritan Center was formed almost 20 years ago to help struggling families in Loudon County. The center says the donation will help them get through the rest of their budget year
Backpacks ready to be give to needy Loudon County kids
Some Loudon County students will get everything they need to go back to school, thanks to a by the Good Samaritan Center of Loudon County and the local WalMart.
There was a backpack brigade at the center in Lenoir City Friday morning, as 900 backpacks, filled with school supplies, were delivered and unloaded.
The backpacks were stuffed by Walmart volunteers at the Loudon County Technology Center, as part of its community involvement program.
Those backpacks will be handed out to eligible students starting Monday and over the next two week.
Families can apply to receive a backpack in person at the Good Samaritan Center in Lenoir City. Applicants need to be a resident of the county, be low or qualify for free or reduced lunch.
Call 865-986-1777 for more information, or go to their website.
The Good Samaritan Center has done the backpack program for the last 8 years.