SYLVESTER, GA - Last Monday afternoon, Tatiana Tucker and her seven year old daughter came home to this, their Sylvester house gutted by fire. For the family of five it was a major setback, all of their belongings up in smoke.
Luckily the family wasn't home, but a pet hermit crab fell victim to the flames. "They lost a majority of personal items. The children lost a lot of school supplies, school clothes. So we're just trying to raise funds to assist them in trying to recover a small portion of what was lost," said Public Relations Officer James Shipp.
The Unique Ryders Motorcycle Club organized a last minute charity ride to assist the Tuckers. The ride began at 2:00 Sunday afternoon at the Shell Rapid Lube in Sylvester. "We always come together at times like this for different charities, different events and stuff that we have to put together for people. That's what we're all about," said President Terrell Whidby.
Dozens of riders, representing various clubs showed up even with the short notice. "We just feel sorry for the family that this happened to and we're here to do every we can to help them out," said Full Torque Rider Michael Mobley.
The ride went from the Shell station up 32 to 33 than to 112 and finished at the Tuckers home on Donna Drive. "The ride is going to end up at the family's house. They can definitely make contact with the family there to assist them further with whatever items they may need," said Shipp.
The Unique Ryders are asking for donations in the from of cash, clothing, and school supplies. "We're asking for 10 dollar donations, but right now we're taking whatever we can get," said Whidby.
Ride organizers say if you or someone you know is involved in a tragedy like this, the Unique Ryders will step in and aid in any way they can.
To donate to the Tuckers call James Shipp at 229-344-4125.
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