Rider's Against Domestic Abuse & Rape- R.A.D.A.R.
I joined RADAR because I believe in the vision that Thor had when he started RADAR. I want to be an advocate for survivors, and bring about community awareness that all types of abuse exist and should not be tolerated.
Thor, Founder and Miss Liberty
Some may ask why I am so adamant about founding an organization of this nature when there are a lot of groups already pushing for this cause. Yes, there are groups that cater to these problems but enough is not being done. I believe the more we can get people to be aware of abuse and rape the better off the future victims will be. We can all make a difference.1 in 4 women and 1 in 12 men are abused in the United States alone. Fifty Percent of protection orders are violated so this means that 50% of victims are abused multiple times. Every 2 minutes someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted. 97% of rapists will never spend a day in jail. The numbers are staggering but people worry more about protecting their assets than protecting victims. With these numbers I would venture to say that someone knows someone who has been abused, raped or both, yet it continues to happen as people stand idly by.
"Santa"- Ssgt. of Arms
I came to RADAR through a friend who invited me to come to the first RADAR meeting. I immediately connected with the mission and scope of RADAR and how they wanted to help the local community and the world around them. I am a survivor of domestic abuse and I have a deep compassion for those suffering and living in fear every day. I remember those feelings of hopelessness and dread even though I have been happily married to my second husband for over 20 years. I have four wonderful children, two of whom have some special needs. I strongly believe we are here on this Earth together to be together, to help each other however we can and to love each other no matter where we come from.