The Tri-State Jeep Misfits became an official non-profit on March 17, 2021. As Misfits, we love to Jeep and support our community. We host fundraisers to help our community grow stronger! Money raised from our rides, meets, sales and donations, go towards helping others – our community.
Not only do we ride to raise money for local charities and groups, we ride to have fun. We partner with other Jeep clubs and several motorcycle groups within the Tri-State area. Military, veterans, and first responders have a special place in our hearts. But we also meet-up as a FAMILY and share adventures!
If you would like to donate, suggest a cause to ride for, or just help out those in need, email us or check out our donation page. We are honored to help out a great cause and we have fun doing it! Click here to email us!
Here’s how we helped our community in 2021:
Last Call Before Fall, October 23, 2021: A Misfit sponsored ride partnered with the U.S. Military Veterans Motorcycle Club (US Military Vets MC) to raise awareness and support for the Homeless Veteran’s Resource Center in Huntington, WV. The ride generated $2,440 in cash through sponsorships, generous donations, ride participants, and local law enforcement. A special thank you to our sponsors Bobby G’s, Sinners & Saints, Bull’s Eye, Color Zone, and a few individual anonymous donors.
The Homeless Veteran’s Resource Center cannot accept direct financial donations. So our Misfit crew shopped for the much needed items as requested from the center.. The Misfit shopping crew purchased 16 pairs of jeans, 18 sets of thermal tops and pants, 30 $5.00 bus passes, 30 $5.00 gift cards to McDonalds and Wendy’s, 3 jackets, 66 pairs of underwear, 50 queen sheet sets, 60 pairs of socks, 60 pairs of gloves, 9 hoodies, 1 microwave, and cleaning supplies. Numerous blankets were donated from the US Military Vets MC Blanket Drive and additionally 35 pillows and 20 blankets were given from an anonymous donor.
2nd Annual American Legion Riders Poker Run, September 12, 2021: In partnership with four American Legions’ across the tri-state area and hosted by American Legion Post 139, Milton, WV, this ride benefited St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
5th Annual Kentucky State Police (KSP) Memorial Ride for Trooper Island, July 31, 2021: This ride was sponsored by Johnson County Jeep Club, Paintsville KY, to benefit Trooper Island, a summer camp for underprivileged boys and girls ages 10-12. Our support through the registration fees, auction purchases, and member donations helped them raise $7,500 for the operations of this camp.
Rite Care Benefit Ride, July 10, 2021: The Misfits rallied together and joined several motorcycle clubs, to support our communities’ Children in Need – Inclusion Matters. Our support and donations help children, through the Scottish Rite Clinic at Marshall University, to receive speech and hearing services needed to live a fuller life. The Misfits raised $120 from the sale of Ryker’s Tribe 2021 decals, supporting our little Misfit Ryker Fry!
Tri-State Jeep Misfit’s Summer Bash, June 19, 2021: This is the 1st annual Tri-State Jeep Misfits event at the Fly In in Huntington, WV. Home to good sea food and lots of love for the Jeeping community, the Fly In Café graciously allowed us to invade their parking field. Located next to an air field, the Misfits hosted 30+ Jeeps and a few trucks. Games for the children, drawings, food, drinks and Misfit gear were plenty. A few folks from other Jeep groups near and far, came by for comradery and support. A great time was had by all and we raised funds to help out our cause.
Erma’s Angels – 9th Annual Ride to End Alzheimer’s, June 12, 2021: This ride, sponsored by American Legion Riders Motorcycle Club, Post 177, was to raise awareness and support research to the Alzheimer’s Association. As a partner sponsor, the Misfits gave an additional $100 donation from an anonymous member. Totaled raised for the Alzheimer’s Association was $20,000!
Poker Run for Heidi, May 8, 2021: Heidi is a six year old with brain cancer. Partnering with several motorcycle clubs, we helped raised money to help Heidi’s family pay for many unforeseen medical expenses.
Ride to Support Fisher House, April 10, 2021: In partnership with the US Military Vets Motorcycle Club, this ride supported the Fisher House in Huntington WV at the foothill of the VA Hospital. The Tri-State Misfits made a donation of $500 to the Fisher House which provides a comfort, support and a place to stay for families of those admitted to the VA Hospital. Total raised for the Fisher House was $2,500.
1st Official Misfit Meet & Greet, March 6, 2021: Hosted at Oscar’s Breakfast, Burgers & Brews, this event, like many, was family oriented. The afternoon was filled with comradery, food, item drawings and the showcasing of our new merchandise. The new Misfit merchandise sold throughout the event included t-shirts, hats, decals, koozies, bandanas and flags. Not only did everyone have the chance to meet the Misfit Team, but they also had the chance to socialize with fellow Jeepers, swap stories, duck Jeeps and brag on all of the Jeeps. While we were still getting the Misfits organized, we found our common ground with our members -we can do well and support our community. We gathered as Jeepers and left as family.
Wayne County WV – After Storm Recovery, February 27, 2021: In late February, an ice storm stripped power and access to many folks in Wayne Co., WV. The Tri-State Misfits rallied gathering donations of water, food first-aid and blankets. Pulling trailers filled with food and water into our Jeeps, the Misfits climbed the ridges and find those stranded and in desperate need of supplies. We continued our support for over three-weeks. Many of the Misfits who volunteered, also did not have electric themselves, but went above and beyond, to help those less fortunate.