Left to right, ABATE Coordinator Ray Hash, Member Frankie McNeal, Deputy Coordinator Joe Cain, Fire Chief Bud Backer, Public Relations Chair Mitch Nelson, Secretary/Legislative Affairs Laura Cain, and Treasurer Chuck McNeal. Submitted photo

Left to right, ABATE Coordinator Ray Hash, Member Frankie McNeal, Deputy Coordinator Joe Cain, Fire Chief Bud Backer, Public Relations Chair Mitch Nelson, Secretary/Legislative Affairs Laura Cain, and Treasurer Chuck McNeal. Submitted photo

EPFR receives ABATE donation | East Pierce Fire and Rescue

The motorcycle lobbyist group donated more than $1,000 to the fire department.

On Friday, November 2nd, 2018, the ABATE of Washington, East Pierce County Chapter donated $1,100.00 to East Pierce Fire and Rescue. The funds were raised by the Chapter in August at the Teddy Bear Rally, an annual event held in Roy.

Fire Chief Bud Backer accepted the funds and thanked ABATE for the donation which will help purchase medical equipment. “It’s great to receive community support from people that care about and want to help others,” Chief Backer said in a press release.

ABATE of Washington, which stands for “A Brotherhood Against Totalitarian Enactments,” is a non-profit that advocates for freedom of the roads, specifically for “fair motorcycle legislation,” their website states.

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