Service Members Will Be on Their Way Home for the Christmas Holidays in 2014 Thanks to Operation Ride Home, Jack Daniel’s Indian Motorcycle, and Klock Werks Kustom Cycles
SPRINGFIELD, VA – March 6, 2014 - The Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) graciously accepted a $27,600 donation today from Jack Daniel’s, Indian Motorcycle and Klock Werks Kustom Cycles to benefit the 2014 Operation Ride Home program. Operation Ride Home is a partnership between the ASYMCA and Jack Daniels Distillery to fund transportation for junior enlisted service members and families who otherwise could not afford to travel home for the Christmas holidays.
Indian Motorcycle and Jack Daniel’s teamed up to sponsor the auction of a 2014 custom Indian Chief Vintage model bike through the world’s greatest collector car auctions, Barrett-Jackson. The auction raised $30,000 with the proceeds (minus the auction fees) benefitting Operation Ride Home 2014.
The bike was customized by the talented team of artists at Klock Werks Kustom Cycles of Mitchell, SD and features hand-laid, pin-striping Jack Daniel’s and Operation Ride Home logos, and included a custom seat combination. It was also specially badged with commemorative serial No. 7, paying homage to Jack Daniel’s continued support of service members and their families through their sponsorship of Operation Ride Home.
“We are thrilled to accept this donation from Jack Daniel’s, Indian Motorcycle, and Klock Werks. Their ongoing support of Operation Ride Home will allow us to continue to help service members who can’t afford travel expenses, make it home to be with family for the Christmas holidays in 2014. The impact this program makes for our troops and their families is extraordinary and helps us and our incredible partners at Jack Daniels reward the sacrifices they make all year long to serve our country,” said Mike Landers, CEO of the ASYMCA.
2013 was the third consecutive year Jack Daniel’s supported Operation Ride Home through their corporate sponsorship and campaign for public donations. For more information on Jack Daniel’s involvement with Operation Ride Home or to make a donation please visit www.jdoperationridehome.com.