Motorcyclists honored the victims of domestic violence and sexual assault today with a Ride to Remember According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
Last year, the Minot Domestic Violence Crisis Center provided 3,800 safe nights for local victims. It costs $40 a day to house someone at the shelter and this ride will help raise funds to help with those everyday costs.
“Just getting out for a nice ride and a nice day and raises money for a good cause,” says Cory Schimelfenige, Motorcyclist.
“The numbers are rising in our shelters, so we do need the help,” says Anna Schraeder, DVCC Community Relations Specialist.
The motorcyclists made multiple stops from Minot to Glenburn and back to raise awareness for the issue.