WR Man Plans Motorcycle Ride to Newtown | News
The tragic shootings in Newtown, Connecticut have touched hearts across America and moved some people to action.
One man in Warner Robins plans to show his support by hitting the road.
Doug Smith shared his travel plans with 13WMAZ's Jennifer Moulliet.
"When I called social services, the lady said you're from where, and you're riding what here?" explains Smith.
That's right, Smith, a father of three, plans to ride his Harley to Newtown. "We're probably looking at anywhere from seventeen to twenty-two hours." says Smith
He's says it's all to honor the twenty six people who lost their lives in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, and he wants their families to know Central Georgians are grieving with them.
"That's why you ride, in support of something," says Smith.
And the lights on his Harley will serve as candles, "They're not going to come off until I get to Connecticut."
He's collected donations and plans to deliver them in person to Newtown Savings Bank, where a fund is set up for the families.
He says he knows the trip will be rough., but says it's nothing compared to what the families in Newtown are going through.
"It's got to be the most difficult thing in the world. Those people that can get up and bury their children and keep on the best that they can with their day. Those are the heroes. I'm nothing," says Smith
So far he's raised close to a thousand dollars, but to him it's more about the journey.
Smith plans to leave for Newtown Wednesday morning, and he hopes fellow motorcycle riders join him along the route.
You can join Smith and help the victims of the Sandy Hook School shooting and their families by donating to a fund set up at Newtown Savings Bank at:
Newtown Savings Bank
39 Main Street
Newtown, CT 06470
Or by donating online to the Sandy Hook Family Fund