Laborers’ charity motorcycle ride lauded by Ronald McDonald House

Participants in the Minnesota Laborers Ride for Charity raised $12,000 for the Ronald McDonald House.

Participants in the Minnesota Laborers Ride for Charity raised $12,000 for the Ronald McDonald House.

Ronald McDonald House of the Twin Cities honored the Minnesota Laborers Ride for Charity with its prestigious 2013 Don Shelby Service Award at a banquet Oct. 5 in Minneapolis.

In 2013 the Laborers Ride raised $12,000 for Ronald McDonald House charities. The ride has delivered over $75,000 to the charity over its 10-year run since its founding 10 years ago by Mitchell Nohrenberg, then a business agent for Laborers Local 563.

The ride boasts nearly 1,000 participants throughout its 10 years, and it has benefited from the support of union contractors and other organizations.

In addition, to riding for Ronald McDonald House charities, Laborers volunteers have been active supporters of efforts to find housing for returning veterans, build elementary school playgrounds, help flood victims in the Red River Valley and support food drives, memorials and community events across the Upper Midwest.

“We are compassionate about our work as Union members,” Nohrenberg said. “But we are also compassionate about our communities and this ride helps us support others who are in a position where they need some extra help.”

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