‘Tis The Season

December 1, 2014

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A story made the rounds of social media sites this weekend that is too good not to be true.

Yahoo News, the open content site Reddit and the sort of news site Inquisitr,  all report that the Fresno charter of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club stood in line last Friday at a local Walmart to buy every bicycle in the store. The photo above purports to show one of the patch holders at the Walmart customer service desk.

The charter intends to donate the bicycles to a local homeless shelter called Poverello House. The club has been donating toys to the shelter every December for the last 13 years.

In a 2010 interview with Fresno television station KMPH, a club spokesman named Merl Heffernan said “People read what they want to read and believe what they want to believe. We believe in these kids. We want to make sure to bring these toys here for these kids to have a great Christmas.” That year the Fresno Angels gave 500 toys including 30 bikes to down and out children. Last Friday the charter bought more than 200 bikes for the kids.

Poverello House

A representative of the charity said, “This really helps us to be able to provide a child a toy, most of the families that come here, the only gift they’ll get for Christmas is from the Poverello House.”

Poverello House is a private, nonprofit, nondenominational organization that has been serving the hungry and homeless of Fresno since 1973. It maintains two residential shelters and provides numerous other services for those who are “homeless, hungry, alone and sick, with no one to care for them.” The charity’s mission statement is, “Believing in the dignity of every person, at Poverello House we work to enrich the lives and spirits of all who pass our way by stewarding the resources made available to us through Providential and community support.”

The bicycles and other toys will be donated to Poverello House this Saturday, December 6, after the Fresno Angels 13th annual toy run. Sign in for the run is from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the Intimo Cocktail Lounge at 605 North Thorne Avenue in Fresno. You will need to make a $20 donation and bring an unwrapped gift to play.

If you do you’ll make the local police mental and you’ll make a kid happy.

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63 Responses to “‘Tis The Season”

  1. bcnasty Says:

    @Frank, my usual response to stupid is usually to get stupid but this one time let me explain facts. 2% of the population is shit. That would mean 2% of the patch holders could also be shit along with two percent of the pigs. Being there are numerous more cases of pigs killing kids than patches killing kids I would say we do a better job weeding out shit than pigs do. Stop watching S.O.A and reading about motorcycle gang media crap. We are humans with jobs, wife’s, kids and have feelings for kids. All these facts can be proven. Can yours.
    Off my soap box now.
    Respects,
    BC

  2. Tooj Says:

    So Frank,

    HA vs. Cops? And you’ll play the punk bitch when the real deal runs into you and asks you same, so no need to reply.

    Who has killed more innocents/children since 1995? You seem to be an expert in pulling up bits and pieces so let’s see how you do with compiling them, eh?

    Seems there are entire agencies and non-profits devoted to dealing with pig misbehavior. Why would that be? Somehow, they do not use taxpayer money to do so while the bacon machine rolls on my tax dollars.

    I would suppose the troll would say that’s just as it should be…

  3. rollinnorth Says:

    Following up on what Tooj said:

    “Fatal Encounters
    A step toward creating an impartial, comprehensive and searchable national database of people killed during interactions with law enforcement.”
    http://www.fatalencounters.org/visualizations-2/

    “Killed By Police
    Corporate news reports of people killed by nonmilitary law enforcement officers, whether in the line of duty or not, and regardless of reason or method.
    Inclusion implies neither wrongdoing nor justification on the part of the person killed or the officer involved. The post merely documents the occurrence of a death.”
    http://www.killedbypolice.net/

    Respect.

  4. FF Says:

    Fraud and Frank…

    Hmmmm….

    Or should we just call you Neil and Bob?

  5. Tooj Says:

    Frank,

    I don’t much care for the story regarding, but you’re picking something from October 1995. And I’ve read the court papers and such. Seems two men made very bad choices, but I find nothing in any testimony (even from rats) that says this was an act sanctioned by ANY club.

    Do you know how many innocents have been shot and killed by cops since then? How many children the cops have killed?

  6. Phuquehed Says:

    @Frank – You fucking imbecile, how about showing some links or anything with proof of your babblings. Then, pull your head out of your ass, take a breath of fresh air, let it help you have a synapse for once in your life and show us how the actions of one or two people means that that is conclusive of what *everyone* wanted.

    Fucktards like you could screw up a wet dream with your stupidity.

    Hold your breath for 20 minutes and quit wasting my good air.

  7. Frank Says:

    Yeah…the Hells Angels love kids. Unless of course they are witnesses to a crime they they are killed. Can anyone else remember 5 year old Dallas Grondalski? Murdered by the lovable Chuck Diaz of Vallejo. And the Compton twins shot in the head at the behest of Buck Garrett…such sweet people.

  8. RtC Says:

    Thank you, Fraud. “Seemed I wasn’t the only one without class.” Couldn’t
    accept an apology. HE’s on BON as Vince 1%er now.
    I won’t post anymore as meds f me up occasionally.
    RESPECTS for the REAL
    RtC
    MY word is gold.

  9. Fraud Says:

    forever aka Vince 1#er, you have been exposed as a fraud. I lost a lot of respect for many of the posters on here who blatantly over looked the fact you got caught in an out right lie!! How’s your V star doing!? Don’t come back around here with a different name trying to smut up this page anymore. I will make sure you are outed and not excepted at any 81 event on the west coast ever! If you can lie about one thing you will lie about everything. Sorry rebel to put this out there but integrity is key and I value this page.. For those of you ( and you know who you are, some very surprising) who so easily turned a blond eye to his being caught in a lie need to look at yourself and wonder why you could turn so quick are your professed morals. Hide on the dark Vince no percenter with the rest of the rats. Respects Rebel to you and yours.

  10. PJ Says:

    The other night, Madonna was on news about some topless photo. At end of it, they talked about schools for kids she’s had built in Africa (or something).

    My wife said something to the effect of ‘if she did something for kids, I don’t care about the rest’.

    Made me think of this article and how good it is to see kids helped. Just wish more people had the same thoughts as my wife.

  11. AVAGOVFFV Says:

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  12. popeye Says:

    This type of selfless giving isnt uncommon. If it werent for someone with a cell phone this would have never made the news. Giving from the heart doesnt mean press conferences and self promotion its about a group of big hearted men doing good for their community even when that community has been taught through lies they are souless. In the end the cream always rises to the top. Respect where its do , to the fresno Hels Angels

  13. popeye Says:

    This type of selfless giving isnt uncommon. If it werent for someone with a cell phone this would have never made the news. Giving from the heart doesnt mean press conferences and self promotion its about a group of big hearted men doing good for their community even when that community has been taught through lies they are souless. In the end the cream always rises to the top. Respect where its do , to the fresno Hells Angels

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