All proceeds go toward developing a NANA's House gated community
By Chris Fish
PALM BAY -- In an effort to help Brevard's neglected, abused, needy and abandoned children, NANA's House and Space Coast Harley Davidson are teaming together for a charitable motorcycle run.
"Journey to Mount Dora Florida" will take place May 4-5, in which a group of riders will leave from IHOP in Palm Bay at 9 a.m., following a 7:30 a.m. breakfast. The riders will ride through Florida backcountry up to Mount Dora.
"This is a great way to help NANA's House and help children within our community," said Kim Frodge, founder of NANA's House. "All money goes directly to protecting abused children for an organization that is ran 100 percent by volunteers."
NANA's House is a local nonprofit, Christian group-home for neglected, abused, needy or abandoned children, as young as infants to the age of 18.
Mrs. Frodge said the donation to ride at the event is $30 per rider and $25 per passenger. All proceeds will go toward the development of a gated community, which can house about 40 children.
"My goal is to raise $1 million this year because that is what we will need for the gated community," she said. "I hope to break ground next year."
On Thursday, April 11, Mrs. Frodge said the organization raised $44,500 at a banquet, plus another $7,000, putting the organization at $50,000 for the year.
Mrs. Frodge said a kickoff party is also planned for Friday, May 3, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Space Coast Harley Davidson, where Memaw's Bar-B-Q from Palm Bay will be provided by the Burnt Offerings Ministry Calvary Chapel.
Riders may also stay overnight at the Lakeside Inn on Lake Mount Dora. There will be discounted rates with limited available.
Mrs. Frodge said she is still searching for volunteers to help the construction of the gated community.
IHOP is located at 1107 Malabar Road N.E., in Palm Bay, and Space Coast Harley Davidson is located at 1440 Executive Circle, N.E., in Palm Bay.
To schedule for a room at the Lakeside Inn on Lake Mount Dora, call (800) 556-5016, code= NANA.
For more information about the event, or for more information about helping with the gated community, call Kim Frodge at (321) 266-3829.