The trucking industry and truckers care a great deal about what is going on in our country. Not only is trucking the backbone of our economy, but those in trucking have the opportunity to see a lot of the country. As a result, they experience the good and bad that happens coast to coast.
It is not just the delivery of goods and services that concern truckers. There are many social issues that we see trucking organizations rally behind. We want to highlight an organization that is tackling one of these social issues that you might want to get involved in.
All Truckers Together Against Child Abuse (A.T.T.A.C.A.) was founded by trucker Rodney Timms in 2015. This nonprofit organization carries Timms’ passion for healthy, safe childhoods and turns it into a mission by raising awareness to protect America’s children from abuse and neglect of all kinds.
A.T.T.A.C.A. operates across the nation from its base in Edmond, OK. They are an organization with trucking roots that empowers adults and kids with the knowledge to recognize the signs of abuse and direction to report it. A.T.T.A.C.A also carries out a billboard campaign, holds fundraisers, and cooperates with other organizations and agencies in the fight for a better future. You may even see the A.T.T.A.C.A semi-truck rolling down the highway creating awareness.
CDL Legal and A.T.T.A.C.A
CDL Legal has partnered with A.T.T.A.C.A. to promote the awareness of child abuse. “Saving children from abuse is something everyone can get passionate about. This is not about political views, race, or anything else that divides us as a nation. This is about saving children. Let’s come together, agree on something, and make a difference in this world”, says Jake Sitler, President of CDL Legal.
Every child deserves a happy, healthy childhood. If you think that a child you know may be suffering under abuse, please review some of these warning signs below. Check out a more complete list put out by the Mayo Clinic HERE.
Signs of Possible Child Abuse
- Withdrawal from friends or usual activities
- Unexplained injuries or injuries that don’t match the explanation given
- Sudden changes in behavior: depression, anxiety, aggression
- Sexual behavior or knowledge that is inappropriate for the child’s age
If you would like to donate to A.T.T.A.C.A or learn more about how to partner with them to fight and reduce child abuse, CLICK HERE for their website.
“Their [children’s] innocence imparts sheer joy and love. Imagine what the world would be like if this were preserved? What would future generations be like with wholesome, loving people who can’t fathom hurting another?” – Rodney Timms