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Members of the Air University community raise money for local charity

Members of the Air University community donate to local charity

Chief Master Sgt. Conrad Dawes, Thomas N. Barnes Center for Enlisted Education instructor, presents Donna McCullough, director of Forest Park Ministry Center, with a check, Saturday, March 24, 2018, on Maxwell-Gunter Annex, Alabama. The First Sergeant Academy and Chief Master Sergeant Leadership Course combined, raised over $1,800, which will supply over 10,000 pounds of food to the River Region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Charles Welty)

Members of the Air University community donate to local charity

Chief Master Sgt. Conrad Dawes, Thomas N. Barnes Center for Enlisted Education instructor, prepares for an interview with the local news, Saturday, March 24, 2018, on Maxwell-Gunter Annex, Alabama. Moments before, Dawes presented a check for over $1,200 to a local organization to supply food to people throughout the River Region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Charles Welty)

Members of the Air University community donate to local charity

Sonny Wheat, (left), Alan “Bear” Patrick and Rebekah “MaMa G” Patrick, members of the Montgomery Faithriderz, socialize after a long day of biking, Saturday, March 24, 2018, on Maxwell-Gunter Annex, Alabama. The Faithriderz spent the day traveling between rally points around the River Region where they picked up donated food ready for delivery. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Charles Welty)

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. --

Chief Master Sgt. Conrad Dawes, Thomas N. Barnes Center for Enlisted Education instructor, presented Donna McCullough, director of Forest Park Ministry Center, with a check for more than $1,200 Saturday, March 24, on Maxwell-Gunter Annex.

The Barnes Center's First Sergeant Academy and Chief Master Sergeant Leadership Course combined, raised over $1,800, which will supply more than 10,000 pounds of food to the River Region, said McCullough.

The Forest Park Ministry Center partnered with the Faithriderz, a local biker club, in order to help stock the local food pantry.

Before rendezvousing at the Enlisted Heritage Hall for the check presentation, the riderz spent the morning traveling between rally points around the River Region picking up food that has been donated.