About Helping With Horsepower
Helping With Horsepower™ designs volunteer programs that empower, encourage, and raise funds for worthy charities. Helping With Horsepower™ is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Helping With Horsepower™ now offers three main programs! The Helping With Horsepower™ Bike Rebuild Program has become nationally recognized, and has helped hundreds of youth across the US, utilizing a motorcycle as a tool to teach life lessons! The Helping With Horsepower™ SpiritHorse Program has begun, with the first season of therapeutic riding becoming possible in the summer of 2015 through an awesome partnership with Reclamation-Ranch! And the Helping With Horsepower™ Entrepreneur Experience has launched, with plans to unveil a new small business early in 2016: a frozen treats truck called “Miracle Werks”!
HOW IT STARTED:
What began as the charitable arm of Klock Werks Kustom Cycles in Mitchell, South Dakota, has become much more than expected. Klock Werks, a reputable company in the motorcycle industry, was originally approached by several different local non-profit organizations for assistance with starting or growing events such as motorcycle charity rides, motorcycle related events, and securing donations. While Klock Werks had established guidelines for charitable giving, a desire to offer more value to the communities we live in arose as our company grew. There was a desire to share talents and ideas that could cause more lasting change and have a larger impact.
In 2010 Klock Werks was assisting in a “Dyno Shootout” and charity ride event for CASA, the Court Appointed Special Advocates for children program in Mitchell, South Dakota. During planning meetings, the Klock Werks management team discussed a separate name for this “charity assistance” group that seemed to be naturally happening. It was then that the name Helping With Horsepower™ was born.
Along the way we started developing programs, and wrote our mission statement. Helping With Horsepower™ designs volunteer programs that empower, encourage, and raise funds for worthy charities. Helping With Horsepower™ is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with Laura Klock, Dave Sietsema, and Erika Cobb as its incorporators. Klock Werks remains a supporter of the HWH programs, and a sponsor of the organization.
Please be sure to stop by often and check out the latest news and programs. Contact us if you’d like to learn more, and if you’re interested in volunteering or donating.