Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity and Hunger Task Force revving up for Harley-Davidson Celebration
The 110th Anniversary Celebration of Harley-Davidson is roaring around the corner, and Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity and Hunger Task Force are ready to greet the 130,000 riders at the gate.
From August 29 – 31, volunteers from both organizations will be staffing the “helmet check” at the Main Gate (Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity) and the South Gate (Hunger Task Force) to the Summerfest Grounds. Event-goers who ride to the event and want to safely store their helmets and leathers before entering the grounds are welcome to use this service, provided free of charge by Harley-Davidson. Though the check itself is free, all tips received at these entrances will be donated to support the nonprofits’ programs in the Milwaukee community.
The Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Company has been a long-time sponsor of Milwaukee Habitat and Hunger Task Force– offering the financial support needed to provide meals and build homes, as well as thousands of hours of hands-on volunteer support through their employees.
Both organizations are grateful for the opportunity to give at least some of those hours back.
“Our volunteers are really excited to be part of the 110th Anniversary Celebration of Harley-Davidson this year,” said Brian Sonderman, executive director of Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity. “We’re thrilled we can help celebrate Harley- Davidson, which is not only a great supporter of our mission, but also truly a great homegrown foundation that has worked to support the City of Milwaukee.”
“Hunger Task Force is a proud partner of the Harley-Davidson Foundation. Our staff and volunteers stand ready to help motorcycle enthusiasts at the festival grounds. Folk checking their gear at the South Gate should know that their motor clothes are in good hands and that any tips they leave will help feed a hungry family after the celebration is over. Happy riding to all! We hope that all of our out of town guests have nothing but blue skies and smiles!” offered Sherrie Tussler, executive director of Hunger Task Force.