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« on: July 14, 2007, 09:27:14 pm »

From a conversation with Dave Logan, Todd Ockert, Doug Saul in another thread I think it would be appropriate to start a list of the community service work done by out various groups (And it would be even better if on newer ones people would send in stories for the UFWDA Voice).

I will start this with stuff I know about, my clubs and my Associations - please step up and list the things you know about!  I would like to see this thread make 100 pages!

- Shawn
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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2007, 09:29:52 pm »

Fellowship of the Woodlands Church
2000 - http://southernhighrollers.com/trails/articles/community.htm

Haily Tyce Benfit:
2004 - http://southernhighrollers.com/trails/articles/tyce_2004.htm
2004 - Letter from Hailey's Grandfather http://southernhighrollers.com/trails/articles/tyce_2004_thanks.htm


Buckners' Children's Home (They still do this every year.. just didn't see a report on their website about the last couple):
2000 - http://southernhighrollers.com/trails/articles/buckner_children.htm
2000 - pics http://southernhighrollers.com/trails/articles/buckner_children_2.htm
2001 - http://southernhighrollers.com/trails/articles/buckner_children_3.htm
2002 - http://southernhighrollers.com/trails/articles/buckner_children_2002.htm
2003 - http://southernhighrollers.com/trails/articles/buckner_children_2003.htm
2003 - pics http://southernhighrollers.com/trails/albums/buckners_2003/page_01.htm
2003 - Letter From Buckner's - http://southernhighrollers.com/trails/images/buckner_letter_2003.jpg
2004 - http://southernhighrollers.com/trails/articles/buckners04/buckners04.htm


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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2007, 09:36:35 pm »

Christmas Caravan for Kids 2006
Christmas for Kids 2006

Two events in two different cities connected by the Association:
http://www.hightrails.org/news_files/20051203_toys_album.html

Christmas Caravan for Kids 2005
http://www.hightrails.org/news_files/20051203_ccfk.html

Christmas for Kids 2005
http://www.hightrails.org/news_files/20051203_cfk.html

FEAT
http://www.hightrails.org/feat.html
http://www.hightrails.org/news_files/20070102_feat_ms.html
http://www.hightrails.org/news_files/20061220_feat_gk.html
http://www.hightrails.org/news_files/20030324_feat_why.html

Volunteer hours officially recorded by CO Associaiton thru 2006 on roads, trails and campgrounds in CO - not inclusive of only the trails used by 4x4's but also includes areas off limits to 4x4s.

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« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2007, 09:37:26 pm »

http://www.hightrails.org/news_files/20070602_ws4w_campground.html
http://www.hightrails.org/news_files/20070429_WS4W_PeachValley.pdf
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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2007, 09:37:39 pm »

http://www.hightrails.org/news_files/20060822_JennyCreekPressRelease.pdf
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« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2007, 09:43:12 pm »

Many years of trail projects in the Lefthand Canyon area including 14 years of leading or helping to lead the LEfthand Canyon Clean-Up weekend which includes working with both enviro groups and other forms of recreation:

1997 - http://www.trr4wd.com/ltrr/left0497.htm
1998 - http://www.trr4wd.com/ltrr/left0498.htm
1999 - http://www.trr4wd.com/ltrr/left0499.htm
2001 - http://www.trr4wd.com/ltrr/left0501.htm
2003 - http://www.trr4wd.com/ltrr/left0503.htm
2004 - http://www.trr4wd.com/ltrr/left0504.htm
2006 - http://www.trr4wd.com/ltrr/left0506.htm
2007 - http://www.trr4wd.com/ltrr/left0507.shtml

They inevitably clean up an area that is littered by many, many users most of which are walking in to shoot, throw trash away but are generally not the hickers, bikers, ohv's users of the area.
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« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2007, 09:45:11 am »

HillHoppers of Fresno Ca - Big Brothers/Big Sisters - They restarted this program after it was stopped years ago.
Hanford Trail Busters, Ca - Deliver Christmas baskets of food and presents to needy families from the local area.  The Salvation Army provides the names, and the club delivers the food and presents.  Club also adopts 4 to 5 local families to take food and presents to that they buy from club funds. 
Local clubs from Fresno, also take up a group of disabled kids and adults to Courtright Reservior camping area at the start of the Dusy Ershim trail.  Kids and adults are taken to the top of Chicken rock and allowed to play, or stay in the 4X4's while they play on the rocks.  Some are taken further in to Dusy Meadow to show them more of the trail.
I know ther are other clubs in the state that do the same thing.  I will work on a list of them also.

Cal4Wheel Central District is working on putting together a combined effort of all the local clubs to help out the young military personnel in the area at Thanksgiving and Christmas with food and presents.  That is being worked now.
Hang-em High does a salute to all veterans on their Memorial day event.  This memorial is to all veterans past, present and future.  I have been to one of them, and I do not think there is a dry eye in the house.  They usually try to get past or present veterans to hold the flags for the presentations.

I coordinated a work day at the Clear Creek Management area(CCMA) earlier this year.  We cleaned three trails, and pulled up one fence along the edge of a now open play area.

Todd
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« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2007, 09:29:17 pm »

Indiana Four Wheel Drive Association

3rd Annual IFWDA Camp Riley 4XKIDS Day
http://www.ifwda.org/4xkidsday2005.htm
4th Annual IFWDA Camp Riley 4XKIDS Day
http://www.ifwda.org/4xkidsday.htm
Related video- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-cC0Wyov08
5th Annual IFWDA Camp Riley 4XKIDS Day
Pictures from this years' event held couple weeks ago can be seen on the http://www.fatboysjeepers.com/ website.

Fat Boys Jeepers Club Profile
Fat Boys Jeepers, proud members of the Indiana Four Wheel Drive Association and the United Four Wheel Drive Associations, has only been in existence since 2001. This fast growing club of solely jeep owners is based out of the Wayne County area of Indiana with additional members throughout the United States.

The purpose of this club is to promote the fun and fellowship of enjoying the great outdoors in our jeep vehicles while helping others, especially children. One of the popular events we have gotten into is participating in the IFWDA 4XKIDS Day trailride for the children at Camp Riley. Over the years, other charitable organizations Fat Boys Jeepers have been active with have been D.A.R.E., Special Olympics and Toys for Tots. During the last several years, we have sponsored a raffle for the sole purpose to make it possible for other children, throughout the Fat Boys Jeepers membership communities, to enjoy Christmas. This may involve those children receiving either toys, coats, hats or gloves. What a wonderful way to start off the holiday season.




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« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2007, 05:30:41 pm »

Here is what I was able to find that Southern 4WD Club members have been doing for Community Service.

The Georgia Bounty Runners is the main club that puts on the Mud for Blood event, but all the Atlanta area clubs get involved. This event collects blood for the Blood Bank.

At the 2007 Mud for Blood event, we donated 149 pints of usable blood.  This is Life South’s Largest Donation of the year.  We are Life South's largest single Donor 4 years running.

2006 was 103 pints

2005 was 98 pints

2004 was 88 pints

The Breast Cancer Jeep raffle has raised about $3,000 so far.  There will be some big events coming up in August to sell even more.

The Off Camber 4WD Club held a Jennifer Scott Memorial ride that netted $7,177 this year for The March of Dimes

The RattleRock 4WD club donated $9,000 to the Toys for Tots fund in 2005.

Trail Maintenance is done in the Upper Tellico OHV trail system and averages between $50,000 to $55,000 per year.  There are approxiamtely 40 miles of trails there. 

We've also adopted the Beasley Knob OHV trail system in North Georgia. We typically volunteer 350 to 400 hours of work per year + the expenses. There are only 10.6 miles of trail there. 

And, finally there is the Uhwarrie OHV trail system, but I was not able to collect the data for there.
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« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2007, 11:01:47 am »

Great idea Shawn but one question I'm sure I'll be asked, what's the end use of the data? simple reference?, idea bank for clubs? what?
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« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2007, 12:35:30 pm »

Deep Woods Extreme, Inc. (Hampstead NH)
Adopt-A-Highway Program
Toys For Tots
We have a 4WD Truck Show/Rock Crawl every year where we donate proceeds to a charity. We have donated to Ronald McDonald House, American Cancer Society, CHaD (Children's Hospital at Dartmouth), and others.
American Cancer Society Relay For Life
Food Drives for local Food Pantries
Raffled a member's Chevy K10 when he was raising $ to start his website to support cancer research. Purely Passion.org
Every year we have an entry in the Hampstead Christmas Parade

Northeast Association of 4WD Clubs, Inc.
Annual Coat Drives (for the local shelters)
Participated in a charity auction for a fellow wheeler who was paralyzed when his car hit a moose. 4 Pete Sake (name of charity)
We are in the process of starting an Access-4-All vehicle program to help people who are paralyzed get out into the back woods. We are currently working with PVA and a couple local organizations.



I will be getting more info to post soon.
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« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2007, 02:50:09 pm »

Great idea Shawn but one question I'm sure I'll be asked, what's the end use of the data? simple reference?, idea bank for clubs? what?

Terry

My plan is to use it as an idea bank, and a way to help write some articles for submission into the different magazines out there. 
Show all the readers that may not be members, that we do care about the environment, and our fellow humans.

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« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2007, 11:46:27 pm »

Great idea Shawn but one question I'm sure I'll be asked, what's the end use of the data? simple reference?, idea bank for clubs? what?

Terry I would like a list of things we can all start pointing to.. start it informally and then expand it to something more formal (like Todd stated).

- Shawn
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« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2007, 02:11:57 pm »

In addition to Dave's inputs for Southern, Rocket City Rockcrawlers (a Southern FWD Association member club) participates in the following:

Toys for Tots, a percentage of our King of the Hill event goes to Toys for Tots each year along with member volunteer time collecting, sorting and packing toys (this has even led to one of the Marines working our local TFT to join the club)
Community Emergency Response Team, RCRC has had about 8 members attend the training and supports a countywide CERT team to assist the Emergency Management Agency
Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters, RCRC participates in the VOAD program sponsored by Citizen Corps
Kids Kingdom Park, RCRC assisted in the rebuild of the park after an arson fire destroyed about half of the playground area and equipement.
Local Trail Cleanup, RCRC has organized cleanups for local trails that resulted in about 2 tons of trash hauled off at each of two events
Tellico Cleanup, RCRC has participated in the annual Trout Unlimited cleanup (at which Southern outnumbers all other volunteer groups including Trout Unlimited)

RCRC also participates annually in the WAAY TV Christmas Parade in Huntsville.

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« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2007, 02:37:55 pm »

Thanks, Robert  Grin
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