Members of the Uncle Sam’s Avengers Motorcycle Club were outside Wawa, New Road, on Friday, April 19 selling tickets to their Beefsteak Dinner Fundraiser on Friday, May 10. The dinner will be held at Boonton Elks Lodge 1405, 125 Cornelia Street, Boonton. Tickets cost $40.00 and include food, beer, wine, soda and a live band. For ticket information visit www.unclesamsavengersmc.com.
Uncle Sam’s Avengers Motorcycle Club (USAMC) is a is a 501(c)(3) Federal and State registered non-profit organization, made up of a group of patriots — active and retired law enforcement officers, active and honorably discharged military members, firemen, and EMTs — who share an enthusiasm for motorcycles. They use that connection to benefit the community, preserve the American way of life and honor for “those who fought before.”
The USAMC was founded in 2009 by Danny Bendas, a Navy Veteran who is a Parsippany Police Sergeant, and Parsippany Police Officer Ted “Tank” Anderson, who served as an Army Infantryman.
Currently there are 20 members of the Avengers. Bendas is the President and Anderson is the Vice President. The Secretary is Gene Criscione, a NJ State Corrections Officer; Treasurer, Air Force Reservist First Sergeant Jim Vigilante; and Sergeant At Arms, Parsippany Police Officer Ron Carrozzino.
“We support the communities in which we live and work, by organizing and participating in events that assist Active Duty Military, Veterans, Law Enforcement Officers, Firefighters, Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) and children or families in need of our help. We ride for charity!” said Bendas.
The group continually supports the Wounded Warrior Project, which raises awareness of and enlists the public’s aid in providing unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured military service members. They also donate to local charities, such as the Family Reach Foundation which provides financial relief and heartfelt support to families fighting cancer.
There is a great camaraderie among members who share social events and undertake fun group rides. Last August the Avengers went on a 2,000-mile journey that took them to six cities in six states in six days.
For more information about the Avengers go to www.unclesamsavengersmc.com.