Craftsman Make A Difference – Sturgis Veterans’ Club Rebuild

On July 29-31, Craftsman “Make A Difference” Tour  , Sears Heroes at Home, Rebuilding Together and more than 50 volunteers from the Black Hills Harley Owners Group (HOG) and American Legion made much needed improvements to the Sturgis Veterans’ Club including installing new carpeting, painting, electrical work, plumbing, landscaping, general clean-up and much more – all using Craftsman tools. The Club is gearing up for their biggest fundraiser of the year (weekend-long breakfast for veteran riders attending Sturgis) and without this work it would most likely not have made it through another rally season. The electrical and plumbing were especially in dire straits.

Even more, we met volunteers over the three days who travelled from different parts of the country specifically to help with this renovation.  One gentleman, who read about our project on the American Legion website, rode all the way from Mokena, IL to participate.  Others who were in town for the rally and saw our story on the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally website, felt compelled to lend a helping hand. It was truly inspiring to see so many people come together and make a difference to help the local veterans.

After the renovation is complete, the Craftsman “Make A Difference” Tour truck will participate in the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally from August 3-10 alongside Harley-Davidson at their Lazelle and 3rd Street event site to showcase the latest tool innovations. Attendees will have the chance to view for the first time ever new co-branded tool storage units that will be sold exclusively through participating Harley-Davidson dealers nationwide beginning in September. Each will feature an all-black, dealer-exclusive design with official Harley-Davidson “Dark Custom” decaling.

The new “Dark Custom” tool storage units are a complement to the already popular line of “Vintage Orange” special-edition Craftsman/Harley-Davidson co-branded tool storage units sold by Craftsman and Sears featuring vintage orange drawer fronts, a black frame and official Harley-Davidson decaling, including the Harley-Davidson bar and shield. Portable, nine-drawer and 18-drawer units are now available at and at Sears full-line stores, Sears Hometown Stores and Sears Hardware Stores.

Other Recent Craftsman Make A Difference Blogs: 

° Craftsman Make A Difference – Chicago Rebuild with Mayor Rahm Emanuel 
° The Craftsman “Make a Difference” Tour Hits The Road to Assist Communities Nationwide


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  1. What an awesome project. Great photos!


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