OKLAHOMA CITY – June 25, 2018 – A.T.T.A.C.A., All Truckers Together Against Child Abuse, is launching a nationwide campaign to protect America’s most vulnerable citizens: our children. A.T.T.A.C.A.’s founder, Rodney Timms, survived horrendous abuse as a child at the hands of his father. But through the love of his family and his belief in God, Timms overcame the pain and trauma he suffered as a child to become a loving husband, father and grandfather, as well as a successful business owner of a multi-million dollar trucking company. He now seeks to raise awareness through A.T.T.A.C.A. and its partners with the goal of ending the cycle of violence that so often destroys lives and hope.
By bringing awareness to the issue of child abuse, A.T.T.A.C.A.’s goal is to make sure all cases of abuse are reported and stopped. “A child is the most precious gift given by God. It’s the purest essence of His presence on earth…their innocence imparts sheer joy and love. Imagine what the world would be like if this was preserved?” says Timms, the founder. “What would future generations be like with wholesome, loving people who can’t fathom hurting another?”
Through poetry, prose, and public service, Timms found his voice to speak out against child abuse. He became a published author, speaker and advocate, sharing his powerful personal story of resilience. Now, Timms is connecting with those in his industry, truckers across the nation, in order to communicate critical information to the public about child abuse.
A report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds in the United States. Every year more than 3.6 million referrals are made to child protection agencies, involving more than 6.6 million children. Approximately 5 children per day die from abuse and neglect. Data provided by National KIDS COUNT (datacenter.kidscount.org) shows that 18% of children in the U.S. suffer from physical abuse while a staggering 9% suffer sexual abuse. And these are just the reported cases.
A.T.T.A.C.A. seeks to empower children, spouses, teachers, neighbors or anyone in contact with a child they suspect is suffering abuse, to know the signs and be willing to report the abuse in order to save children’s lives. With rolling billboards crisscrossing the U.S.A., fundraising efforts, and partnerships with other national agencies including Childhelp USA (www.childhelp.org) A.T.T.A.C.A. is on a mission to stop the cycles of abuse and provide hope for children everywhere. As the impassioned spokesperson for A.T.T.A.C.A., Timms seeks to continue spreading the important message that the cycle of child abuse in America can, and must, be broken.
A.T.T.A.C.A. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit publicly-supported charitable organization. For more information, visit ww.attaca.org or contact Kelli Masters at 405-706-3185.