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Bikers Against Child Abuse raise awareness with pinwheels

By Staff | Apr 15, 2021

Members of Bikers Against Child Abuse (B.A.C.A.) from the northwest Iowa area set up an array of pinwheels in Library Square Saturday morning to raise awareness of child abuse and neglect. Photo by Amy H. Peterson

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

National Child Abuse Prevention Month recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to strengthen families to prevent child abuse and neglect. Through this collaboration, prevention services and supports help protect children and produce thriving families.

The local Chapter of Bikers Against Child Abuse (B.A.C.A.) set up pinwheels in Estherville on Saturday to help raise awareness to child abuse. 

B.A.C.A. is a 501C3 non-profit organization that is made up of volunteers willing to give their time and efforts to empowering abused children to not feel afraid of the world in which they live. 

The B.A.C.A. mission statement reads….

Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) exists with the intent to create a safer environment for abused children. We exist as a body of Bikers to empower children to not feel afraid of the world in which they live. We stand ready to lend support to our wounded friends by involving them with an established, united organization. We work in conjunction with local and state officials who are already in place to protect children. We desire to send a clear message to all involved with the abused child that this child is part of our organization, and that we are prepared to lend our physical and emotional support to them by affiliation, and our physical presence.

We stand at the ready to shield these children from further abuse. We do not condone the use of violence or physical force in any manner, however, if circumstances arise such that we are the only obstacle preventing a child from further abuse, we stand ready to be that obstacle.