"I want project 22 to stand out above all other motorcycle veterans organizations. I feel we can accomplish this by not limiting ourselves to set perimeter of help we offer. I would like one of our main missions to be creating and fabrication of adaptive equipment to help veterans be able to ride again when they didn’t think they could. To be able to drive a vehicle again. I would like Project 22 to be able to give veterans the knowledge to maintain and be an integral part in the creation of their motorcycle or vehicle. I would also like to host charitable rides to raise awareness for the 22 veterans a day who claim their lives. By hosting rides to motorcycle events or collaborating with state or national parks to put on a 3 day or longer excursion to destinations veterans may have never had a chance to go see or experience. I believe that the families of wounded or fallen veterans have deep emotional scares from the injuries or death of a loved one. I would like to start a “Kick Start” program where Project 22 would provide dirt bikes or starter bikes to the children of these veterans. We can customize these bikes to make it “their” first bike. I also want to offer support and the opportunity to create a brotherhood amongst the alumni of project 22. When I was in the Army we had a phone tree. Where info was passed down from the top and was spread by every branch on that tree. I want everyone to stay a part of 22. I don’t believe there is a “graduating” from the program, when you call someone brother it shouldn’t be a term of endearment, it should be a promise. A promise to watch out and to care for them. I believe if the cornerstone of Project 22 is love and care for our veterans then our foundation will be solid."
- Robert Pinkham of Project 22 in Lowville, NYRead more