Our History

The idea of a motorcycle based charity organization originated in 2008 when the organizations Founding Father Robert “Cool Cat”  Johansen and Founding Mother Korie “QB” Johansen discovered that they have yet another thing in common besides marriage and motorcycles – They are committed to being good citizens and wished to serve the underprivileged within our community. But, they could not do it without Co-Founders Justin “Jiggs” Osborne, Roger “Jolly Hammers” and Justin “Hubbs” Hubbard. These Founders continue to hold the inherent belief that people want to help other people in their community to achieve the greater good in life.

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Founded in 2009, choosing the right name that reflected our goals and principles as an organization was easy. In 2010, we chose to identify ourselves as The SAMARITAN  RIDERS of Washington State (SROWA).

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The  SAMARITAN  RIDERS wish to be of service to our local communities by providing relief of its poor, distressed and underprivileged children. Our short term measure of success will be to establish ourselves as a 501.c.3 capable of  bridging the gap between  rural living disparities and helping those children disadvantaged by life circumstances – Regardless of where they live. We strive to establish a charitable network, of like minded SROWA Satellites  throughout Washington State. Our long term goal will be to have achieved a global charitable network  of Samaritan-like organizations with similar visions of service for their communities.

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SROWA Disclaimers:

The SAMARITAN  RIDERS strive to work to establish  and maintain charitable networks among a variety of different organizations for the purpose and principles of helping the medically challenged and socially disadvantaged children in our local communities. We intend to grow in an effort to provide our service to those kids who need it.

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The SAMARITAN  RIDERS provide hope and joy to children through our various Samaritan Santa campaigns. 90% of all monies raised go directly to that service and distribution. 10% is retained to cover Site and State overhead costs associated with operating our organization.

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The SAMARITAN  RIDERS will also conduct State and Satellite specific annually scheduled awareness and fund raising events to meet our organizational needs for growth and advertisement.

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State of Washington Secretary of State Charities Program Disclaimer:

Each year, the SAMARITAN RIDERS of Washington (SROWA) raises awareness and provides relief socially disadvantaged and/or medically challenged children in and around Okanogan and Spokane Counties. This charity is registered with the Washington State Charities Program and can be found by typing keyword search “The Samaritan Riders of Washington” at the www.sos.wa.gov/charities website or you can inquire about our good deeds by calling the SOS Charities Division at 1-800-332-4483.