Supporting our troops one motorcycle at a time
Sun, 10 Aug 2014 19:47:52 GMT —
COLUMBIA (WACH) - When you think of Texas Roadhouse, the first thing that may come to mind is a great steak. While that might be true, Texas Roadhouse also takes a lot of time to give back, especially to our troops, and that's exactly what they did this Sunday.
Dedicated men braved the rain not only to show respect for our country, but also for those who have sacrificed to serve it.
For the second year in a row, South Carolina is participating in the motorcycle ride that benefits Homes For Our Troops.
The organization builds specially adapated houses for severely injured veterans who find their old home is no longer suitable for their needs.
"People are coming home that really need help getting around in their houses. You know, artificial limbs and different disabilities that limit them. And they really need somebody to help them with their houses." says Chuck Ashmore, an Army veteran and motorcycle rider.
While the bike ride has been going on for 11 years at other Texas Roadhouse locations around the country, South Carolina is one of the more recent to jump on board.
Those who were instrumental in bringing the event to the Palmetto State say as soon as they got wind of how this organization was changing lives, they couldn't get on board fast enough.
"This organization is priceless. The homes that they build...the craftsmanship that goes into it...is just amazing. Words can't express what they do for the men and women of the military." says Jackie Brown from Texas Roadhouse.
It's reported that Homes For Our Troops has already built at least two homes in South Carolina.
The gratitude felt by those who know what those homes mean can't be dampered, not even by gray skies.
"It just shows. We're out here in all kinds of weather giving our support." says Ashmore.
Support these riders hope will carry over into even more riders, and more homes, in the coming years.
To learn more about Homes For Our Troops, you can visit: https://www.hfotusa.org/