HOBART | A local veterans group is lending its name and support to the police and fire departments.
The American Veterans Motorcycle Riders Association, Chapter 13, recently paid for advertisement sponsorship on the sides of a police squad car and firetruck.
Chapter 13 AVMRA Cmdr. Jeremiah Kozub said his group decided to advertise after learning it helps both departments during tight economic times when city budgets are stretched.
"It gets our name out there and helps the community," Kozub said.
The veterans group also has pledged support to other areas of the community, including Veterans Memorial Park off of 61st Avenue and the VFW in Hobart.
"We're not just guys riding around on motorcycles to look cool. We're here to help," Kozub said.
The group also will assist any local veterans who might be in need.
"We'll do a benefit if we hear of a soldier who is down on his luck to make sure he doesn't end up out on the street," Kozub said.
His group, comprised of 40 members, has been meeting for nearly four years.
"It's all about donating back to the veterans in the community," Kozub said.
The group can reached at its Twitter account @AVMRACHAPTER13.