Iron Order Motorcycle Ride
Save the Date – June 3, 2017
Thanks to the generous hearts and hard work of the Iron Order Motorcycle Club, the residents of Flowering Branch Children’s Shelter (FBCS) will have a summer full of fun and activities.
Iron Order held the annual ride on June 4 to raise funds for summer outings and excursions for FBCS residents. The Iron Order Motorcycle Club along with sponsors and participants of the ride raised a tremendous amount of money for the Shelter making it one of the most successful rides to date.
“Funding for summer activities is a significant need for the Shelter. Each time we take the kids out for an activity the cost includes up to thirteen children and three staff members. An excursion to the movies can run in excess $100.00. We are extremely appreciative to the members of Iron Order, the participants and sponsors of the ride and everyone that supports us not only in the summer but all year long,” said Lyndsey Wilson, director of Flowering Branch Children’s Shelter.
The highlight of the summer thus far was a beach trip to Tybee Island, Georgia, June 20-24. For some residents this was the first time they were able to dig their toes in the sand, ride the waves and take in a sunset on the beach.
Flowering Branch Children’s Shelter is one of eight programs operated by Advocates for Children. The Shelter serves as safe housing for up to thirteen children, ages 10-18 years old, who are placed at the Shelter through the Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) or as runaway homeless youth. Flowering Branch’s dedicated staff provides care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.