RFK Racing has been building more than race cars this week.
During April 17-21, RFK celebrated its Week of Service, with various outreach projects throughout the week. The Week of Service began on Monday, with team members writing letters for military veterans.
On Tuesday, the team competed for a good cause, dividing into teams and building 19 bicycles for Trips for Kids, an organization dedicated to providing low-income and historically marginalized groups with access to bikes, cycling programming, peer-to-peer engagement, role models and more.
Wednesday and Thursday saw a book drive as well as a blood drive in conjunction with the American Red Cross at the RFK Racing shop.
The RFK Week of Service concluded on Friday, as the team worked on building a Habitat for Humanity home in Charlotte, North Carolina. Along with several team members, RFK NASCAR Cup Series driver Chris Buescher and president Steve Newmark were on hand.
“The concept was an idea that a lot of folks in our shop came up with, thinking we needed to do more to give back to the community,” said Newmark. “We’ve had a great week, starting with writing letters for our veterans overseas, doing the book drive and the blood drive, building bikes and culminating with the Habitat for Humanity.
“It’s been a great experience for our entire organization. From a teambuilding perspective, it’s been beneficial to us, but more importantly, I think what it shows is every organization, large or small, can take steps to contribute back to the community and help the well-being of our region and society.”
Before heading to Talladega Superspeedway for this weekend’s GEICO 500, Buescher took part in the Habitat for Humanity house build.
“A bunch of us are out here today from the shop and are continuing RFK’s Week of Service. We’ve had a lot of really neat items going on this week, writing letters for veterans, we had a group building bicycles back at the shop, and we did a book drive and a blood drive. Now we’re ending the week here, doing our best to put our carpenter skills to work.”
“We’re all weighing in and having a good time. It’s beautiful weather and a pretty neat cause, so we’re enjoying it.”