PALM SPRINGS, FLA – JULY 16, 2018 – Stand Down, an initiative of Faith Hope Love Charity, Inc. was the recipient of a generous donation from Cartel Baggers Fort Lauderdale, a motorcycle shop in Wilton Manors.
The 30-mile bike ride started in Fort Lauderdale at Cartel Baggers and ended at Wood & Fire Pizza in Delray. The 30+ riders lined the streets in their Harley Davidson and Metric bikes showing support for veterans while sporting their event-day tshirts.
The ride was to honor the late Jerry Fleischman, father of Shannon Fleischman, owner of Cartel Baggers Fort Lauderdale. “My dad was an army veteran and I wanted to do something in his honor,” said Fleischman, “Our shop does charity rides often, and I wanted to do something that was important to my dad. He was so proud of serving our country, so Stand Down was the perfect fit.”
Cartel Baggers Fort Lauderdale organizes numerous charity bike runs to raise money for various organizations. Fleischman heard about Stand Down through a friend and wanted to get involved. “This bike run did three great things, it honored my dad and his service, raised awareness of this fantastic organization and in the process we raised some money to help them.”
“We are extremely appreciative of Shannon and his colleagues to organize this event to help us provide even more to our deserving veterans,” says Roy Foster, Executive Director for Stand Down and Faith Hope Love Charity, Inc., “This helps numerous veterans have access to the help they need to gain stable employment and housing in Palm Beach County.”
About Stand Down
Stand Down is an initiative of Faith Hope Love Charity, Inc. and their mission is to reintegrate displaced and at-risk veterans and their families back into the communities to sustain independent living, restore their dignity and promoting community awareness. Their programs include First Stop Veterans’ Resource Center, the Stand Down House, At Ease, Forward March and their newest initiative Village of Valor. For more information or to make a donation, visit their website at www.standown.org or call (561) 968-1612.
About Cartel Baggers Fort Lauderdale
Cartel Baggers Fort Lauderdale is a motorcycle shop that focuses on providing an amazing experience for customers through their knowledge of all things motorcycles. Owners Shannon Fleischman and Dana Rizzo just moved to their new expanded location at 1100 W. Oakland Park Boulevard in Wilton Manors. Cartel Baggers Fort Lauderdale sells motorcycles and parts and houses a full service body shop for customization and repairs specializing in Harley Davidson and metric-style bikes. For more information, visit their website at www.cartelbaggersfl.com or call (954) 223-7778.