Rides For Relief

The Cause

We feel that as a community we have a responsibility to help those are in dire need; mothers, children, survivors. We are truly honoured and grateful for support from the companies within this same community who wish to build awareness and tangible support.

Why we're doing this?

Domestic abuse is a very serious, and secretive topic, and Moms, For Real Tracy & Keri, have some very personal ties to this cause.

Why us?

We are women. We are moms. And, Why Not? We know that Domestic Abuse is a topic no one wants to speak about - and we are dedicated to its uncovering in order to bring air and light to help those who need it the VERY MOST: THE SURVIVORS.

Airdrie P.O.W.E.R. is safe place to land for survivors of domestic abuse - especially families. A SAFE place for parents and kids to BELONG.

We are pioneers of the “Moms for REAL” movement: a group of people who believe - at the very core of our being - that a strong, healed, supported, and well nourished family will change the world.

We believe that a strong community makes that possible. Giving humans the skills to PROVIDE for themselves while in crisis, is a PRIORITY for us, as systems continue to apparently have some of them falling through cracks.

What is possible when we gather, fortify, and devote ourselves to the celebration of COMMUNITY LIFE?

DETAILS

Event Name: Rides for Relief Car Show & Fundraiser
DATE: Saturday, August 17, 2019
Location: CAM CLARK FORD AIRDRIE
1001 Highland Park Blvd NE Directions Airdrie, AB T4A 0R2
Setup: 7 am
Tear-down: 4:30 pm
Event Host: Moms, For Real as Rides for Relief
Co-Hosts: DOUBLE D RC Demolition Derby, Cam Clark Ford Airdrie

Fundraiser Details:

All proceeds from entry fees, raffles, 50/50 will be going to Airdrie P.O.W.E.R.
All Promotional fees from Sponsors are going towards the cost of the event, and remaining proceeds to Airdrie P.O.W.E.R..
Gift bags, raffle prizes, car show entry prizes and promotional materials are by product donations only.
Media may video, interview and take pictures with the intent to use all images for the sole purpose of bringing awareness to the event and it's cause; Rides for Relief and Airdrie P.O.W.E.R.

Who Will it Benefit?

Airdrie P.O.W.E.R. (Protecting Our Women with Emergency Resources) is a non-profit organization that seeks to provide women in Airdrie and District with the means to leave an abusive environment through emergency resources, education and empowerment, thus creating a safe and sustainable community.​​​

When an Emergency Women’s Shelter is Not An Option…

Many people ask, “Why doesn’t she leave? Why doesn’t she just go to a shelter?” The reasons are complex and varied due to factors such as fear, hope, love, lack of support, lack of resources, and guilt. The risk of homicide at the hands of a violent partner increases when the decision is made to leave. Emergency Women’s shelters are few and far between, and are often unavailable due to the high need in the community. There is no emergency women’s shelter in Airdrie, so women who do go to shelters have to leave their communities and support systems.

Approximately 5% of women will access an emergency women’s shelter. What about the other 95%?