Motorcycle rider raising money for Honor Flights
Charley Barnes, a well-known radio disc jockey residing in Greeley, Colo., is an avid motorcycle rider and patriot who has done many things over the years to honor our military veterans. In June of 2014, he decided to raise money for Honor Flight Northern Colorado, a national association that sends World War II, Korean and Vietnam veterans on an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., to see the memorials and monuments built to honor them. He raised $35,000, which sent 35 veterans on the September 2014 Honor Flight.
Barnes decided to give the ride one final attempt, starting June 4 and ending on Flag Day, June 14, 2015. His goal is to raise $50,000.
To sponsor miles: go to the Facebook ride page of Honor Flight Northern Colorado Endurance Ride and leave a message via the email link on the page or leave a post. Tell us who you are, how many miles you would like to sponsor ($1 per mile) and why you are doing so. Is it for you or someone in your family who served? How to pay for your miles: - Donate online via the Community Foundation Serving Greeley and Weld County. If you donate online at www.cfsgwc.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=189, it’s imperative you let us know so we can account and log those miles towards the ride, so please email ( BikerDude80634@yahoo.com) or let us know on the Facebook ride page.
- To send a check, please write it to CFSGWC c/o Honor Flight. Mail to Charley Barnes, 5206 W 27th St, Greeley CO 80634. (We will know who the contributor is and the miles being sponsored.)
For complete details, please contact Charley Barnes directly at BikerDude80634@yahoo.com. Honor Flight Northern Colorado is a 501(c)3 charity and donations are tax deductible. Honor Flight Northern Colorado sends veterans from Colorado and other states in the country, provided they can get to the starting point in Loveland, Colo., after completing and having their application approved. The priority order is the terminally ill veterans first, followed by World War II veterans, Purple Heart recipients from any conflict, Korean War veterans and then Vietnam veterans. You can find more details, pictures and a daily journal from last year’s ride on Facebook by searching Northern Colorado Honor Flight Endurance Ride or www.k99.com and search for Endurance Ride.
Charley Barnes is working to raise money to send veterans to Washington, D.C., via Honor Flights so veterans can visit the memorials constructed there in their honor.