A Samaritan tries to meet the needs of others, either individually or in small groups, by doing good deeds. Good Citizenship can be measured by ones efforts to give back to their community.
We hope to set an example of service to follow. Our good deeds are meant to encourage others to find something that they are passionate about - And we challenge you to go get active with it!
The Good Samaritan Bible Story
But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbor?
And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side. But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him. And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee. Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbor unto him that fell among the thieves?
And he said, He that showed mercy on him.
Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.
Luke x, 29-37.
State of Washington Secretary of State Charities Program Disclaimer:
Each year, the Samaritan Riders of Washington (SROWA) selects one socially disadvantaged and/or medically challenged child to represent in our passive collection jar campaign and BFE for Charity event held the 3rd weekend in September. These charities are registered with the Washington State Charities Program and can be found by typing keyword search "Samaritan Riders" at the www.sos.wa.gov/charitieswebsite or you can inquire about our good deeds by calling the SOS Charities Division at 1-800-332-4483.
A heartfelt Thank You to the 2011 Samaritan Riders...
And our 2nd Annual Good SAM Riders
DOLLARS FOR DETRIC
Detric is an 8 year old Manson boy. He was diagnosed with both Grade IV Lymphoma and Leukemia. We are told that the prognosis for these cancers is good and so are his chances for a full recovery. He is now in "remission" - but the reality of his situation is that he requires another 3-5 years of frequent evaluations and cancer prevention treatments at Children's Hospital in Seattle. He celebrated his1 year remission party August 20, 2011. Dollars for Detric will help pay for his cancer treatments, travel to and from Seattle and lodging. Throughout the 2011 ride season, SROWA in partnership with many other artists and businesses were able to raise >$9,500 in donations on his behalf.
These are the events we have planned for his horizons (Thank you Gary Myers of KOZI Radio):
This is his story straight from his mother, Colette:
For more information on Detric's medical plight and journey to recovery, visit him at:
A Thank You to the 2010 Samaritan Riders Board of Directors
AND some of our 2010 Samaritan Riders
As well as our 1st Annual GOOD SAM RIDERS
FALLEN RIDERS' SON FUND for ELIJAH
Elijah's Daddy died September 12, 2009 on the way home from a motorcycle ride. He was 59 years old. He was a small town barber in North Central Washington who did not make a lot of money. SROWA raised $2,000.00 in donations via collection bottles placed throughout Okanogan and Chelan Counties...We also hosted our 1st Annual Good SAM's Ride. Our RESPECT and GRATITUDE to the HOMBRE Wenatchee Chapter President Toad whose contacts made our 1st event the success that it was with nearly 60 bikes and another $1,000.00 donated to Elijah.
With the donates received, SROWA enrolled Elijah in the Washington State Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET) Program purchasing him 25 college credits. For more information on GET, please visit: www.get.wa.gov
2010 Fallen Riders' Son Fund Facilitators:
FACILITATORS: Thank you for your willingness to host our collection efforts this 2010 ride season.Brewster: 76 Q-Mart, Apple Inn, Chevron, Triangle Shell; Chelan: Chevron, Thursday Night Dinner Group; East Wenatchee: Buzz Inn, Clearwater, Minn's;Malott - Wagon Wheel Bar & Grill; Manson: Buddy's Tavern; Omak - Best Western Peppertree Inn, Caso's, China Star, Hometown Pizza, Omak Inn, Papa Murphy's, Shell, Stampede Mini-Mart, Stampede Teriaki, Texaco, Valley Lanes, Xtreme Power Sports; Pateros - Kodies Bar & Grill, Lake Pateros Inn, Sweet River Bakery; Tonasket: Exxon; Twisp: Antlers, Chevron, Iron Horse; Wenatchee: Bikerstown, Legend Harley Davidson; Winthrop: 3 Fingered Jacks, Old School House Brewery,,
Meet Saige, a Lind High School Junior whose Class of 2011 Senior Project is to send care packages to the Troops in Iraq & Afghanistan. SROWA gives Saige & her Mother RESPECTS for their Patriotism and Commitment to such a daunting task! We are PROUD of her and fortunate to be able to have helped her say "Thanks for Serving" - You are not forgotten. God's speed to all of our Soldiers and Sailors for a safe return home.
Thank you to Local Banner Artist Lynn Morrison & Printer Jeff Aadnesen of Folsom CA for your time & contribution.
SROWA would like to thank the following TLC4 Troops contributors and facilitators for answering our call of support for Saige and the Troops:
ROAD BROTHERS - American Legion Riders Post 9, Brothers In Arms MC, CMA Glory Riders, Combat Vets International, Combat Vets Motorcycle Association, Combat Vets Riders, Full Tilt Riders MC, Southern Cruisers Riding Club, Three Aces Riding Club, and many more...
CHELAN COUNTY - Contributors: Chelan: Arthur Belkind of Arizona Sun, Bad Byron's Butt Rub Seasoning, Safeway, Swim World; Wenatchee: Albertson's; Facilitators: Chelan: Black Dog Frame Shop, Chelan FD7, Chelan Fitness, Chelan Side Car Rally, Culinary Apple, Gifts That Make Cents, Historic Downtown Chelan Association, Kelly's Ace Hardware, KOZI Radio, Lake Chelan Community Hospital, Lake Chelan Mirror, Lake Chelan Sports, Latte Da, Local Myth Pizza, Lulu's Boutique, Raycom Radio Shack, Riverwalk Inn, Tin Lilly, The Vogue, Zella's Ltd.; Manson: Manson FD5; Wenatchee: Bikerstown USA, WSP Main Station.
DOUGLAS COUNTY - Contributors: East Wenatchee: Safeway, V.F.W. #3617
OKANOGAN COUNTY - Contributors: Okanogan: Okanogan Fire Department, WSP Okanogan Substation; Omak: Safeway, Wenatchee Valley College Omak Campus Business Ethics Students: Adam, Rachelle & Rich "Caring for Our Troops" (Baines Title Co., Country Cabin Expresso, Extreme Power Sports & Sunrise Cheverolet); Twisp: Twisp PD; Pateros: Sweet River Bakery; Facilitators: Okanogan: Chevron, Cornerstone Church, Hamilton's, NAPA, Neal's Gun & Pawn; Omak: Army Recruiter Station, Car Quest, Chevron, East Side Mini-Mart, Go-Moto, NAPA, Omak FD, Rite Aid Pharmacy, Road House Rooster, Schuck's-O'Rielly, Shell, Stampede Mini-Mart, Texaco, Walmart.
YAKIMA COUNTY - Contributors: Grandview: Grandview PD, WSP Grandview Substation; Sunnyside: Washington Elementary Mrs. Soto Classroom, Staff & Student Body, Wapato: Satus Elementary Staff, Wapato Middle Schools' 6th Grade Leadership Class, Staff & Student Body, Yakima: Albertson's 40th Ave, Chesterly Park Century 21, Lewis & Clark Middle School 6th through 8th Grade Art Classes, Nob Hill Elementary 3rd & 4rth Grade Classes, University of Washington MEDEX NW Physician Assistant Yakima Class 16 Students: Bob, Chris (girl), Erin, Jennifer, Larry, Linda, Luke, Rhonda, Robert, Scott, & Sonny; (And Seattle Class 43: Debra), Yakima City FD, Yakima County Sheriff's Office; Zillah: Zillah Fire Department; Facilitators:Selah: Selah FD2, Union Gap: Union Gap FD, Yakima: Chesterly Drive Business Park, Owen's Harley Davidson, Still Point - Massage & Therapy, Walgreen's 7th Ave, West Valley FD12, WSP Yakima Main Station
Road Miles Traveled: 15,405.0
Funds Raised / Materials Donated / Members Contributions: ~ $ 7,745.00 for Charity
Rinney is the sweetest baby you will ever meet; however she was born with a condition called SOD (Septo-optic dysplasia). Her optic nerves are severely underdeveloped, as are her pituitary and hypothalamus glands. She is blind, has diabetes insipidous and suffers from seizures. Beike Biotech, based in China, has had great success treating children with her condition. SROWA placed collection jars throughout Okanogan and Chelan Counties and raised $ 4,100.00 in cash donation for baby Rinney.
2009 Sweet Miracle Contributors:
The SAMARITANS of Washington would like to express our sincerest, awe-struck appreciation and deepest gratitude to the Lake Chelan Lions Club for their donation of $1,000.00 to the Sweet Miracle Foundation. They have also expressed their intention to petition to Lions Club National to beat or meet their pledge and challenge other Washington Lions Clubs to do the same. They truly are the Knights for the Blind.
SROWA also wishes to thank the local businesses for allowing us to place collection cans in their establishment. Without their continued cooperation and support of the SAMARITAN Riders and our mission to lend a hand, we would have been left disadvantaged in our fundraising efforts on behalf of the Sweet Miracle Foundations' search for a cure for Rinney.
SROWA RESPECTS to the American Legion Riders of Wenatchee in their efforts to raise an additional $1,200.00 on behalf of Rinney and the Sweet Foundation during their August 29th Charity Ride to Pasco and back. Together, with the nearly $4,100.00 we have raised in the 2009 ride season - The Sweet Foundation has nearly met their $6,000.00 goal to get Rinney into her stem-cell treatment program.
2009 Relay for Life Contributors:
The SAMARITAN Riders wish to thank the following contributors to our Relay for Life Cancer Awareness and Fundraising campaign. The total funds solicited on behalf of the American Cancer Society's Annual Relay for Life was $322.00.