Cruise In raises $35,000 for homeless veterans
The recent Salvation Army Veterans & Family Center Cruise In was a big success, raising nearly $35,000 to benefit homeless veterans and their families at the Beaverton center.
The 2016 edition was held July 9 at Valley Catholic School.
Here is a recap from event organizer Lynn Kirwan, followed by more photos:
The 5th Annual Salvation Army Veterans & Family Center Cruise In was a big success! Even with the threat of rain, which keeps car owners home, we had 165 cars. There were over 20 vintage & active military vehicles, a SWAT car, Police & Fire vehicles, and 55 motorcycles who were escorted in by the Beaverton Police. We even had a Coast Guard boat! There was a great BBQ, a Blue Grass Band, a DJ and 40 trophies.
The bleachers were full of Vietnam Veterans who were Thanked Honored and Saluted by speakers including high ranking Military personnel and Mike Donahue.
We had a full color guard, bag pipers, 21 gun salute, Taps, a fly over in the missing man formation, and a 1971 Vietnam Huey that circled to the waving crowd and landing in the field.
Through trophy sponsorships, car registrations, BBQ, Raffle and all, we raised almost $35,000! All proceeds raised directly assists the 80 homeless veterans and their families at the Center.