Posted: Aug 18, 2012 6:26 PM by David Jay
WORDEN, MT - More than 250 kids are victims of child abuse in Yellowstone County and need safe homes.
Court Appointed Special Advocates or CASA helps those children.
Saturday morning, Yellowstone CASA held its first "Break the Cycle of Abuse Charity Bike Ride."
More than 40 started at Huntley Project Schools for rides of 20, 40 and 80 miles.
The 80-mile ride went to Custer and back to the schools.
The money raised trains volunteers that will help abused children.
"We work with everyone in the court system," said Angela Campbell, executive director of Yellowstone CASA. "We work with the children, first and foremost. That's our primary objective, to get to know the children the best that we can and to let the judge know everything that is happening in that case. And our CASA's just have an unusual chance that most volunteers don't to really make a life long difference for these children."
The Yellowstone CASA ride is patterned after the state CASA's 418-mile Park-2-Park bike ride from Glacier to West Yellowstone, scheduled for September 10-14.