Tis the Season and all the clubs, all over the country, and beyond will be putting together toy runs to help make sure that everyone gets a little sumpin’, sumpin’ this holiday. Get out there and participate. Most clubs welcome anyone to ride with them and it is a great opportunity to meet some folks and do some good for the kids. And, if for some reason, you can’t find a run in your area, why not put one together yourself?
Love, Respect, and Happy Holidays,
Below are just a couple flyers for events… there are hundreds out there…
Bikers Against Child Abuse (B.A.C.A.), has been in the news lately.Unfortunately, part of this is due to the loss of a Brother.The media picked up on the story once they saw 100+ bikes and 900+ attendees escorting fallen brother Gerald “Jester” Cleveland II (33) to his final resting place in Arlington, Texas.Jester was a former Fort Worth Chapter President and was currently sitting as the State Vice President of the organization.
B.A.C.A. is a fantastic organization that was born in Utah in 1995. The group “exists to provide aid, comfort, safety, and support for children that have been sexually, physically, and emotionally abused.”Not only do funds raised by the club help to pay for necessary therapy, but “BACA also provides for the children by attending court proceedings and parole hearings with them, escorting them to and from school or errands if necessary, and many other ways to insure that the children are free from fear and can return to their previous level of adaptive functioning.”
Children are actually “adopted” by the club and become part of the biker family.The brotherhood that is shared by patch members extends to these youngsters to give them a sense of security, family, and safety.Members treat the children just like a brother and are willing to go to extreme lengths to protect them.
If you are interested in becoming involved, they are always looking for a few good men and women. In order to be a full member, you will go through a thorough background check as well as committing to attend at least 80% of the activities for the first year.Once you get through that, membership is up to vote.For more info, to become involved, or just to make a donation, please look them up at www.bacausa.com