Cortland’s Stupid Choppers collecting donations for hurricane victims

Volunteers donated supplies to victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas through a charity event organized by Stupid Choppers, Sept. 3, 2017 (photo provided)

Local motorcycle repair shop Stupid Choppers is holding a charity run for the victims of Hurricane Florence.

Last year, the shop held a charity event for victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas, where local residents donated clothes, goods, and services.

“We couldn’t even put a count on how many people showed up,” Stupid Choppers Owner Jason McRae said of last year’s event. “We filled three trailers.”

This year, the truck will be departing early Saturday morning, meaning the fundraiser will conclude at 6 p.m. Friday.

“The hours are crucial,” McRae said.

This year’s charity run will be held on Thursday from 1 – 6 p.m. and on Friday from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. On both days, people can donate goods to the Stupid Choppers new location at 206 Tompkins St.

Everything that is donated must be new and not used. Once everything is donated, Stupid Choppers is working with the Agway in Dryden, where the trailers of goods will be shipped out.

“It was a good turnout last year, so we decided to do it again this year after hearing about the victims of Hurricane Florence,” McRae said. “Last year was better than double or triple of what we expected it to be. It created a lot of work for me and my staff, and it was a great feeling and a great thing to do.”

For more information, visit the Stupid Choppers’ Facebook page.

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