Veterans Charity Ride founder speaks to Rotarians

The Moab Rotary Club Monday, March 2, enjoyed a presentation from the founder of the Veterans Charity Ride. From the left is Sue Frey, Britta Kingsley, president of the Rotary Club of Moab, and Dave Frey, founder of the Veterans Charity Ride for wounded veterans. Kingsley said Dave Frey is a veteran who spoke to the club about AdventureVet and the Veterans Charity Ride, which takes wounded veterans, many of them amputees, on Indian motorcycles with custom sidecars from Moab to Sturgis, South Dakota for the annual bike rally. Dozens of veterans have taken the ride since 2015. Frey told Rotarians the mission is to “help wounded veterans heal using outdoor/recreational therapy programs and camaraderie.”

Be wary before donating to bushfire, earthquake funds

The fires in Australia have been devastating, with some reports saying over 20.76 million acres of land has been destroyed. Additionally, over 2,000 homes have been destroyed, with at least 28 people reported dead and thousands displaced. An estimated half a billion animal lives have been lost. Many people want to know how they can help provide assistance for displaced families and wildlife, or how to help the volunteer firefighters working to put out the flames, said Britta Clark, director of Communications for the Better Business Bureau in Salt Lake City.