Assisting Amputees in the Tampa Area Since 2004
Ye Notorious Krewe of the Peg Leg Pirate, was incorporated February 20, 2004 in the state of Florida as a non-profit organization. We are a 501(c)(3) IRS recognized charitable organization. We are also a member of the Tampa Bay Inter-Krewe Council. 12 years ago, Ye Notorious Krewe of the Peg Leg Pirate began helping amputees, their families and organizations that work with amputees.
It started with 14 members, when Shirley (an amputee who lost her leg 31 years ago in a car accident) and Terry Huber her husband “wanted to form a Krewe that focused on one specific charity, and, of course, to party and have fun, too!” Several ideas surfaced, and someone suggested helping amputees.
In the past decade, the Krewe has provided more than $250,000 in helping amputees, regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, personal appearance or sexual orientation. The Krewe provides custom-made hand cycles and tricycles to amputee children at the Tampa Shriners Hospitals for Children. The tricycles provide ongoing physical therapy, and increase the children’s ability to socialize with their peers.
We also provide home renovation, scholarships and numerous other ways of meeting their needs. We do not discriminate in any way. Our only requirement is that the individual be an amputee. We have been able to help amputees locally, regionally, state wide, nationally and internationally.