By Chris Schwake
It wasn’t enough for members of the Nam Knights Motorcycle Club to provide significant financial support to furnish the homes of 14 disabled, formerly homeless veterans at the Emerson Veterans Supportive Housing development last year. Certainly, hearing their Harleys roar as they rolled up to the ribbon cutting ceremony could have been the icing on the cake. But they didn’t stop there…
Since October, Nam Knights members have switched out their bikes for a moving truck, rolled up the sleeves on their leather jackets, and hauled more than 50 pieces of furniture for five new clients of the Making-It-Home Program.
Part of the Nam Knights’ mission is to “…assist veterans and police officers in their time of need…” These great men live up to every word. Making-It-Home brings gently-used furniture to formerly homeless people leaving emergency shelter for new apartments. Many of our clients are veterans, some are disabled, and all are in need of help. Our corps of volunteers help us get the donated furniture where it needs to go. Some even stick around to assemble tables, re-arrange pieces so they’re just right, hang pictures, and do whatever else is necessary to make our clients feel comfortable in their new spaces. That’s what the Nam Knights do!
Thank you to Mike, Jack, Don, Pat, Jim and other Nam Knights members– we couldn’t succeed without you!