The Three Percenters of West Virginia held a Holiday community dinner at the Courtyard by Mariot in Bridgeport Saturday afternoon. This local chapter of a national organization is helping the community.
The Three Percenters have groups established all across the nation, in every state. The goal and main focus is to get patriots to network, prepare, and petition together on a local level.
“It’s a constitutional group, started back in the 90’s. Big movement, Pro- Second Amendment. Our biggest goals really are to just educate people on the constitution, get out to the community, let them know that we’re there, let them know that we’re here for them. And try to make it a bigger cause,” said Matthew Simmons, District Leader.
Christmas Eve brought the West Virginia Chapter together for a community dinner. Toiletries and warm clothing were donated to be given away at the party. The leftover items will be taken to Gatlinburg Tennessee where there are nearly 1,000 Three Percenters members.
The hope is to spread the word about the group to have even more members join.
“Everywhere I go, I try to speak to people. I obviously wear a shirt and represent through a life. It’s a lifestyle, not a hobby, and just teach everybody if they ask,” said David Clayton, West Virginia State Leader.
Underprivileged children were able to visit with Santa and receive gifts. Leftover gifts will also be donated. This West Virginia Chapter was started just one year ago, when numbers were low.
“Now we’ve got hundreds of members and the group’s actually getting out and doing things. Things like this. This is one of the biggest events for the year, and we’re hoping to do this every year,” said Matthew Simmons.
“We’re going to attempt to do five a year. Christmas, Easter, a couple in the Summer, Thanksgiving, just to give back to the community a little bit,” said David Clayton.