Friday, June 17, 2011

RIDE 4 REASON "STOP DOMESTIC VIOLENCE"

On February 3, 2011 2 members of Paul "Spider" Webb & Caryn "Toots" Webb's family were victims of domestic violence. Monica Hudson & Nicole Cervantez were murdered along with Michael Tucker by Monica's boyfriend in Lake City, Florida. Nicole was 6 months pregnant.

Spider and Toots did not realize how much of an epidemic domestic violence was in this country until this happened to their family. We all have members of our families that could become a victim of domestic violence. The laws in every state are different except for one thing, none of them are tough enough or not always applied as they should be.


Because of this tragedy Spider and Toots have organized Ride 4 Reason...Stop Domestic Violence. The ride is taking place from Wednesday, July 13th and will conclude Saturday, July 16th. The ride leaves Montezuma, IA where Spider and Toots reside and will make overnight stops at Wayne Fitzgerald Camp Ground in southern Illinois, Jimbo's in Chattanooga, TN, and Soggy Bottom Camp Ground in Macon, GA. The ride will arrive in Lake City, FL on Saturday. The riders will ride to the house where the murders occurred and hold a candle light vigil. At the conclusion of the vigil the riders will ride past the Columbia County Correction Institute where they are holding the man responsible for these crimes. Saturday evening there will be music, speakers, honored guests and more in Lake City.


The route that Spider, Toots, and the other riders joining them will travel Interstate 80 East - 74 South - 155 South - 55 South - 64 East - 57 South - 24 South - 75 South - US 90 into Lake City, FL.


If you have any questions, concerns, want to make donations, want to help promote this event or want to join the ride please contact Caryn Webb (Toots) @ 641-990-7826 or cawebb66@yahoo.com or Paul Webb (Spider) @ 641-990-7827 or jlwebbman42@yahoo.com .

4 comments:

Webster World said...

Sad. It sould not have happened. The laws do need to change.

KT Did said...

The more awareness the better. Its tragic this even had to happen.

FLHX_Dave said...

It's gonna happen no matter what you do. But that doesn't mean we don't need to keep moving towards taking it out and speak out against it.

Once a year I put up a big window display about stopping rape for the Rap Crisis Center. I get alot of negative comments about "why do we need to be reminded about this?" My response: "I do it simple because of what you just said to me...pull your head out of the sand...you are partly to blame if you feel that way."

Good for you and much respect. It does happen, and more so than you know about. Thanks for helping out as best as you can.

Toots said...

Hats of to Stephanie once again for putting our charity ride out there. Sad part is this time it is for our own child. They are right it should not have happened, but it did. Now we need to make sure that Monica does not become a statistic, we need to do something, and if we can save just 1 person by doing this ride than it was a success.
Don't think this can't happen to your family especially if you live in a small town, because Monica was taken by gunpoint from Montezuma,Iowa to Lake City,Florida and you don't get much smaller town than Montezuma, Iowa. God Bless you all and please help us get the word out there and make this epedemic of domestic violence in the USA stopped, or at least the offenders repremanded like they are suppose to be instead of turning our heads thinking there are more serious crimes out there.