By AMBER GINTER
Southern Ohio Today
Ed “Fast Eddie” Secrest and his friend Chuckie Good never liked the idea of a person not having a coat when the weather turns cold.
So they, along with their friends at the non-profit Lost Tribe Motorcycle Club, decided to do something about it.
The group’s annual Coats For Kids drive is scheduled for this Saturday at 4 p.m. at the group’s clubhouse at 611 North High Street in Chillicothe.
In passion for caring for those who cannot care for themselves, Secrest and Good are in their 20th year of this popular event.
“In the 20 years that I’ve been doing this, we have donated more than 6,000 coats to children, schools, churches, the V.A., and many adults in need of a good coat,” Secrest said.
Encouraging others to participate and lend a hand, Secrest asks that those who can stop by the event donate out of a desire to help a community in need.
“There will be many fun activities happening like music from Good N Stout, food and drinks, a live auction, and a 50/50 raffle,” Secrest said.
But beyond the fun, Secrest said the impact on those in need is a reason to participate.
“We will be accepting donations of new or gently used coats (all sizes}, and monetary donations are much appreciated also,” he said. “Everything goes to local families in need.”
Once coats and monetary donations have been collected, Secrest will purchase coats and organize them for delivery to those in need.
“A few days after the benefit party, I will be giving the coats away,” he said.
For more information, visit https://dadk.facebook.com/events/2782361812020361/ or call (740) 703-1328.