Bikers C.A.R.E., Inc.
Children Can't Stop Abuse - But Together, WE CAN!
700,000 children each year are abused in the United States. To put that in perspective, that's the population of Tampa, FL and Orlando, FL combined!
And that is just the number of individual cases - not the number of times the abuse occurred.
The United States has one of the worst records among industrialized nations – losing on average between four and seven children every day to child abuse and neglect. More than 70% of the children who died as a result of child abuse or neglect were two years of age or younger.
More than 80% were not yet old enough for kindergarten.
Around 80% of child maltreatment fatalities involve at least one parent as the perpetrator.
Our founders, Pete (aka GuardDog) and Chris (aka Ninja) Meier, had been involved with an organization that assisted children who had been sexually abused but soon came to learn that this type of abuse was only the tip of a very large iceberg.
So, in April 2017, the two began Bikers C.A.R.E. And while Bikers C.A.R.E. will come to the aid of any child who has been victimized, we also believe strongly that education is fundamental to ending abuse permanently and victims of any form of abuse need help in their recovery.
Bikers C.A.R.E. is a national 501c3 nonprofit motorcycle organization based in Florida, dedicated to ending child abuse and aiding in the recovery of abused kids across the United States with local chapters focused on serving their home communities.
And we need help. Want to save the world? Start by saving a child.
Ways We Help
Educate - Restore - Protect
To achieve our mission, Bikers C.A.R.E. focuses on a threefold plan of action...
Attacking The Heart Of Abuse
We believe education is key to ending child abuse permanently.
We seek to educate parents, caregivers, and the general public on the underlying causes of abuse, and what can be done to address them.
We educate the public on the signs of abuse and what they can - and must - do if abuse is suspected.
We do so with, and in support of, local agencies already in place to serve child victims and their families.
We participate in community events and make ourselves available to community groups seeking to learn more about the problem, and impact, that abuse in all forms poses to their communities.
We host events involving the communities we serve to bring community resources in touch with the families that need them.
Helping Children And Families Recover
We will help any child and their family recover from the trauma abuse causes, and strive to help the child regain the innocence that was stolen by showing them the power they hold within.
We will do so in partnership with the child's custodial guardian and/or support agencies already in place.
We will guide and support the child and the family through the recovery process, connect them with community resources as needed, and support the child's recovery in any way we can, for as long as that process may take.
Standing Between The Abused And Their Abuser
We will come to the aid of any child who has been abused and lives in constant fear.
We will provide them with a sense of security through our association with the child and our physical and emotional presence.
We do not condone violence in any form nor are we vigilantes seeking retribution on behalf of the child(ren), but we will do what is required to prevent further harm to the child(ren) within the letter of the law and while working with public agencies already in place in the community.
Help Us Help Children - Donate to Bikers C.A.R.E.
This is one of the simplest ways to help out our cause. As an all-volunteer organization, be confident that any contributions you make will be used to fund our various programs.
BIKERS C.A.R.E., INC. REGISTRATION#: CH51613
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