ANDERSON, California – The United Bikers of Northern California (UBNC) held their 39th annual Shasta County Toy Run on Sunday at Anderson River Park.
Bikers from clubs all over Northern California became part of the event.
They started at Walmart in Anderson by gathering all the toys and then rode as a package to Anderson River Park to deliver them to the Salvation Army.
UBNC Shasta County President Valerie McFarland explained to KRCR that the reason they do it every year is for the kids.
“It’s a really good feeling because you know you’ve helped a lot of kids and when we do our toy drives we always seem to have at least one person come up to us and say ‘I wouldn’t have Christmas if it wasn’t for this. for you,” McFarland said.
Salvation Army Core Officer Major Tammy Ray said this is the first year the Salvation Army has played a role in the event.
“We’ve done all the food service for them and we’ve benefited for all the kids we’ve served,” Ray said.
There were hundreds of toys and many bicycles donated to help children in need in our community.
“There’s probably a good couple of hundred toys here and it’s going to serve maybe 150 to 200 kids so that’s a really cool thing,” Ray said.
McFarland also mentioned that UBNC also personally donated $2000 for the toys and all the money they raised stays in our community.
“All the money we’ve raised thousands of dollars over the years stays in this community, every penny we raise stays right for exactly what we’re raising,” McFarland said.
He also described how great it would be to see different biker clubs come together for an impactful community event.
“It’s good that way and not only does it help everyone but all the clubs that go their separate ways at other times come together for this and it’s a great thing that all the bikers are doing for in the community.”