STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - A couple of car clubs came together outside of Rick’s Cafe Saturday morning.
Grozie Thomas, the head of Mississippi Headtuners, said he and the president of the Bankrupt Mafia, Keneth Still, always have car meets. This time, Thomas wanted to meet for a good cause.
“There’s a lot of people street racing, burning out, doing crazy things. We’re just trying to show the community, the police, and everything that we’re not like that. We’re also a family and we try to give back,” he said.
When Thomas and Still heard the Salvation Army in Starkville needed a new truck, they decided to host a fundraiser.
“The salvation army helps so many people, and this was our way of saying you know what, we’re going to help you guys for a change," Still said.
Bethany Westoby, manger of the Starkville location, said the truck she used to pick up and drop off donations broke down last year. Westoby said she’s grateful the two men reached out her.
The two clubs hoped to raise at least 3000 dollars for the Salvation Army’s new vehicle. They also collected food and clothes for those in need.
Still and Thomas plan on having a fundraiser for another organization next year.