December 18, 2015 – REACH receives $1,600 from Motorcycle Parade and Toy Run

By Anna Denson

Article also available at The Mountaineer

 

motorcycle parade and toy run

Bikers participate in the 2006 parade.

REACH of Haywood County, a local non-profit serving survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and elder abuse, has received a generous donation from this year’s annual Haywood County Motorcycle Parade and Toy Run.

The parade, which took place for the 24th year on November 14th, saw over 800 decorated motorcycles make the drive through Canton, Clyde, Balsam, Waynesville, and Maggie Valley. The event is associated with Blue Ridge Thunder, a local organization of motorcycle enthusiasts, and raises money to benefit the children of Haywood County.

REACH receives a portion of the proceeds to help support the children in their emergency shelter. The Toy Run has been making this annual contribution for many years now, and REACH is grateful for their continued support. This year’s $1600 donation was particularly generous, and in the past five years alone, the well-wishing bikers have given nearly $7000.

Want to follow the Toy Run’s good example? You too can donate to REACH here at our website, or by mailing a check to PO Box 206, Waynesville, NC 28786.

 

Support REACH

REACH of Haywood County, Inc. serves survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault through advocacy, community outreach and prevention education to empower individuals to live a self-sufficient life free of violence.

LEARN MORE

How Can We Help You?

How can we contact you?




November 5, 2015 – Now recruiting holiday sponsors for families in need!

The holidays are a wonderful time of year! It’s a time to reflect on all our good fortunes, as well as to share a bit […]

October 7, 2015 – Local task force spreads the word about Domestic Violence Awareness Month

by Anna Denson October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and today REACH joined its partners at the Haywood County Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Elder […]

October 20, 2015 – Local Quilters Provide Comfort to Survivors

by Anna Denson In the last year alone, REACH of Haywood County, Inc. has provided emergency shelter to 84 people – 32 of whom were […]

July 27, 2015 – REACH raises $30,000 with summer beach party

by Anna Denson On July 10th, REACH of Haywood County welcomed more than 140 guests at their main summer fundraiser – this year, a whimsical […]

REACH to hold volunteer training January 23rd

REACH of Haywood is seeking volunteers to assist with the our Helpline phone services, and to participate in other ways through Friends of REACH committees. […]

signs of battering personality

Signs of an Abusive Personality

Abusive individuals often possess specific personality traits. Knowing how to recognize these traits can help you leave a violent relationship or never enter one in […]

How to Help a Friend Who is Being Abused

by Anna Denson Article also appears in The Mountaineer. Domestic violence. Dating violence. Sexual assault. They are uncomfortable topics, to say the least. Often, we […]

July 28, 2015 – Garden club beautifies Within Reach store

Article courtesy of The Mountaineer. Recently, members of the Waynesville Garden Club planted flowers and shrubs in four separate planters that stand in front of […]

dvpo

Domestic Violence Protective Order?

Do you feel as though you or someone you love is being abused? If so, the solutions are multi-layered. First and foremost, you must consider […]

Combating teen dating violence

By Anna Denson Article also appears in The Mountaineer.   I can really only remember one date from high school. I went out for sushi […]