ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Motorcycles roared through the streets of Albany's Marine Corps Logistics Base Friday, to help prevent domestic violence.
Motorcyclists from the base and the community rode to break the silence and end the violence. 32 motorcycles rode together at the base, taking part in the Domestic Violence Awareness Motorcycle Ride.
They say nothing grabs your attention like a big group of motorcyclists, and that's what they want to do. Bring attention to a real problem in South Georgia.
"It's important that we are aware of how domestic violence impacts our community, or our base, or our lives. Because domestic violence does have a major impact on our lives, and the more we talk about it, the more we raise awareness. Hopefully we can eradicate domestic violence," said MCLB Prevention & Education Coordinator Brenda Ray.
Marines say they want to protect and defend families from domestic violence, and that the Corps derives it's strength from our families.
You can call the National Domestic Violence hotline, at 1-800-799-SAFE.