Motorcycle clubs sponsor charity ride for Dawson mayor
Demtrese Asberry talks about what this ride means to their clubs
City hall in Dawson
Court room at city hall in Dawson
Motorcycle shop in Albany
TERRELL CO., GA (WALB) -
It was just two weeks ago when the city of Dawson was shocked with news of their mayor being sent to the hospital after suffering from gunshot wounds. 23 year-old Christopher Wright, the youngest mayor the city has ever had is still recovering. That's why local motorcycle organizations such as Precious Gems re pulling together for a charity ride, something that member Demtrese Asberry says will get him back on his feet.
"Lord knows how their mental state is right now so they probably don't have time to get money or they probably want to stay by his side and make sure he's good and go from there," Asberry said.
Other groups involved include their brother club Street Phantoms, Ruff Ryders and even free riders. The groups want to show Mayor Wright that the community is behind him pushing for him to come home.
Asberry continues, "His drive is what's helping him recover and get back because he knows he has a big job to do when he recovers 100 percent."
As a member of a motorcycle club, Asberry says some people may a negative outlook on their organization but an event like this will show what they're really about--helping people.
"We are here to assist in whatever way we can," Asberry said. "So if you need any of our help all you have to do is pick up the phone and call and I'm there, we're there."
The Wright family says they are excited and thankful for their support.