Renegade Vapes in Fort Polk is hosting a charity car show this Saturday, Aug. 25, to benefit a local nonprofit organization.
There will be around 30 cars featured in the show with trucks and motorcycles included in the mix.
In addition to the car show, there will be food and a raffle for various door prizes.
All proceeds will go to support Brothers and Sisters in Arms.
Brothers and Sisters in Arms is a local nonprofit organization founded in 2012 that provides the training of service dogs for those with disabilities and special needs.
Brothers and Sisters in Arms aim to improve quality of life for our active duty soldiers, military veterans, first responders and their special-needs dependents by providing them with highly trained Service Dogs.
Earlier this year, Brothers and Sisters in Arms suffered a major blow to their facilities when a water main failure resulted in major sewage backup that damaged the walls, floors and equipment.
“We are trying to help them out because we know about the great work they do and the struggles they’ve had paying for repairs,” Trysta Gangne of Renegade Vapes said.
Gangne works for Renegade Vapes and is credited as the person who came up with the idea for the car show.
She said that planning an event like this was challenging and rewarding at the same time.
“It takes a lot of time, effort and hard work to organize something like this,” she said. “However, it’s worth it when we can help a worthy cause.”
Renegade has a special connection to Brothers and Sister in Arms.
“This community has been so good to us, so we have been looking for a way to give back,” said Renegade Vapes owner Adam Handley. “Everyone on our crew has some sort of connection to the military, that’s what lead us to Brother and Sisters in Arms.”
Admission to the car show is free and open to the public.
The event starts at 6:00 p.m. and Renegade Vapes is located at 1271 Entrance Rd. in Fort Polk.