The Warriors of Chaos Veterans Motorcycle Club (WCVMC) mantra is Veterans helping Veterans. We strive to do this as much and as often as possible. Although we appreciate the kind words when the impact of this help is witnessed, please know our effort begins with the hard work in generating the needed funds through fundraisers, raffles, and soliciting donations. It's this financial support that affords us the opportunity to complete our mission. As you learn more about what the WCVMC does, please consider helping us help others.
Below are just some recent examples of what the WCVMC works tirelessly to do, in having a positive impact on many.
IN THE CAGE
The WCVMC is thrilled to be sponsoring Connor "The Controller" Matthews!
Some may consider Connor, from Fall River, MA, a bad ass given his current MMA Pro Record of 4-0-0. But that doesn't even begin to tell this hero's story.
Connor served United States Air Force as a combat controller. For those wondering what a 'combat controller' is, the Air Force’s official website describes the role of a 'combat controller' as the following: “Some of the military’s most difficult missions are carried out by Combat Controller (CCT) specialists who operate in remote, often hostile areas. Acting as a one-man attachment to other special forces teams, these highly specialized Airmen are trained in a wide range of skills, including scuba, parachuting, and snowmobiling, as well as being FAA-certified air traffic controllers in order to establish air control and provide combat support on missions all over the globe.” That's what a 'combat controller' does!
Combine this with his deployment to Afghanistan during the height of the Iraq War and you understand why this man, like many others, is considered a hero.
The date of Connor's next fight is Saturday, 11/6 at Plymouth Memorial Hall in Plymouth, MA. You can make damn sure the WCVMC will be in this hero's corner, even if in spirit!
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pittsburgh COLUMBUS DAY PARADE
The WCVMC is honored in being asked to participate in the 2021 Pittsburgh Columbus Day Parade on Saturday, October 9, 2021!
The parade begins at 11a. The route will begin near West Penn Hospital on Liberty Avenue and proceed towards the Bloomfield Bridge.
In addition to the parade, Liberty Avenue in Bloomfield will become a festive atmosphere for a Columbus Day parade filled with 100 bands, floats, organizations and businesses showcasing the region’s Italian history – known as the city’s “Little Italy.”
Please come out to watch the parade, hang with the WCVMC, and enjoy a day of guaranteed festive activities!
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Respect for Heroes
The WCVMC had the honor to participate in the 1st Veterans Helping Veterans (VHV) National PTSD Awareness Day, Veterans Wellness Festival, and Memorial Ride. It was awesome meeting so many incredible people making it their mission to support our heroes. Additionally, the WCVMC was honored to participate in the Memorial Ride from Homestead to the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies where we had the privilege to meet and spend a few moments with the Gold Star Families of several heroes who will never be forgotten.
Veterans Helping Veterans
Recently, the Veterans Leadership Program (VLP) reached out to the WCVMC requesting any support possible for a Veteran who recently lost everything, including his house, in a fire. He and his sons escaped the fire with only the clothes on their back. Fortunately, many have helped with the necessities during this time. However, he and his sons main mode of transportation had been sidelined with a slew of needed repairs totaling a few thousand dollars.
Although the request made of the WCVMC was to see if we knew any reputable automotive mechanics for a second opinion, the WCVMC went a great deal farther.
Brother Big Country contacted a fellow Veteran and good friend of the club, Steve Craven (K&S Automotive), who immediately agreed to take a look at the car. Big Country took his personal trailer to pick the car and deliver it to K&S Automotive and handle this mission. Steve immediately checked out the car, identified what needed done, and provided an estimate with zero charge for labor. This is where the WCVMC and Steve decided to do more than what was asked of us. Steve completed the needed work (again, with no charge for labor) and tossed in other things such as fixing additional items not part of the original estimate, a free set of needed tires, etc.
The WCVMC decided to help even more and assumed the complete and overall cost for the work done. The end result. this Veteran and his sons have a car once again, on Father's Day, to help them find some normalcy and peace.
Huge shout-out to Steve Craven (K&S Automotive) for helping us, help others.
As well, shout-out to Big Country for taking lead on this one from beginning-to-end, truly making this a case of Veterans helping Veterans.
respect those who came before us
Always and forever in our hearts are those who came before us to help make our Country what it is and afford us the freedom we treasure today.
On a very hot and humid day, driving home from work, down an old country road, brother Hack noticed a graveyard that time and people had forgot.
As Hack passed, he noticed what appeared to be burial markings of Veterans. Upon immediately pulling over to further inspect, he found Veterans, as far back as the 1800s, laid to rest there amid the chest-high weeds and brush.
Hack immediately drove straight home, gathered everything needed for the monstrous job, and asked his son, One-Shot, to join him. One-Shot, with no hesitation, jumped at the chance.
After a full and grueling day for both Hack and One-Shot, the graveyard was cut, cleared, and the markers of those heroes, visible once again. The appearance of that sacred area so changed, several passers-by (including the minister of the local church) stopped to thank Hack and One-Shot.
A huge shout-out to Hack for always respecting those who came before us AND instilling such admirable qualities through this life lesson with One-Shot. Thank you guys!