FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Sarah Johnson,
Legal Back Office
Why We Need Biker’s Against Child Abuse – Now More Than Ever
[FARMINGTON, MO, April 29, 2020]
In honor of April being Child Abuse Prevention Month, Marler Law Partners has decided to fundraise for Bikers Against Child Abuse (B.A.C.A.) International and will be matching any donations made with a check to the local chapter – B.A.C.A. of SW Missouri. B.A.C.A. is a non-profit organization whose mission is to create a safer environment for abused children.
Per the organization website, B.A.C.A. works with local agencies to get notified when a child is frightened of their environment. “Following this initial contact, the child is given the name and number of two B.A.C.A. Members residing geographically closest to them, who then become the child’s primary contacts. Anytime the child feels scared and feels the need for the presence of his new B.A.C.A. family, the child may call upon these bikers to go to the child’s house and provide the necessary reassurance to feel safe and protected.”
“B.A.C.A. has been there to defend a number of our clients in family law matters,” said Ramona Gau, Partner at Marler Law Partners. “We’ve seen their impact locally with the SW Missouri chapter.”
This fundraiser comes amidst a health crisis, where resources are stretched thin for business owners regardless of industry. When the firm approached the managing partner about proceeding with the fundraiser during the COVID19 Crisis, Sara Marler said, “We need this fundraiser for B.A.C.A. now more than ever. With kids out of school and at home, there are less ‘reporters’ looking out for signs of abuse and neglect. There simply isn’t the same level of access for kids to find these resources outside of the education system without organizations like B.A.C.A.”
As of April 29th, the firm has raised almost $100 from supporters on Facebook. Sara Marler decided to extend the matching campaign and plans on writing the check to match the final amount raised by Saturday, May 9th.