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Bikers Against Child Abuse, Inc. (B.A.C.A.) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that exists to provide aid, comfort, safety and support for children that have been sexually, physically and emotionally abused. They are dedicated to the principle that ‘one of the basic rights of childhood is to be safe and protected’. When a child’s family or environment has failed them, B.A.C.A. stands ready to help.

become part of the child’s family. One of the greatest and most unique assets of B.A.C.A. for children is their “biker family attitude”. Bikers are a tightly knit group! The brotherhood and family values are not just a way to live, but a way of life. One for all and all for one is not just a quote but it is their reality. After children have been introduced into the B.A.C.A. family they are not helpless or powerless anymore.

Another Organization You Can Get Involved With: Twilight Wish Foundation Twilight Wish Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that was founded in 2003 in Dolyestow, PA. They are dedicated to honoring and enriching the lives of senior citizens through Intergenerational Twilight Wish Celebrations! Their vision is to make the world a nicer place to age, one Twilight Wish at a time. To date, this organization has granted over 3,000 wishes throughout America. They are currently 17 chapters strong and looking to expand their outreach! You can get involved today in many ways, such as by sponsoring a wish, making a donation and through corporate sponsorship opportunities. You can also volunteer in many areas such as event planning, social media, office administration and chapter development. For more information and to find out additional ways of how you can get involved, please visit their website or contact their Long Island Chapter Director, James Ciervo at (631) 793-1065 or contact their headquarters at (215) 230-8777. If you would like your organization to be featured in this column, e-mail!

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Renting A Casket For Cremation There isn’t any law in New York State that requires the use of a casket for cremation. There isn’t any law that prohibits a funeral home from renting a casket for cremation. If you have been told this you have been misled. It is the cemeteries and crematories that require a rigid receptacle for cremation. The reason the crematories require a rigid receptacle for cremation is so their personnel does not have to directly handle human remains. Being a funeral director for over 30 years, it never made a great deal of sense to me to purchase an expensive casket for cremation. Since I purchased my first funeral home, I have been renting caskets for cremation. In 1990 the casket companies finally developed a casket within a casket that could be rented for cremation. The interior casket is constructed of fiberboard and has the same type of interior as a regular casket. The exterior casket is constructed of solid oak. The rental unit is identical in appearances to that of an oak casket that costs $2500.00. The rental casket is used for the visitation at the funeral home; it is taken to church for services, and no one else other than the family knows the casket is rented rather than purchased. After all the services are completed, the interior casket slides out from the exterior casket for the cremation. The cost for use of the rental casket is as follows: $400.00 for the interior casket which is cremated and $400.00 for the rental of the exterior casket. Of course, you can also purchase an inexpensive casket for a cremation for approximately the same amount of money or you can purchase Another organization you can become involved with: a casket that has been designed for cremation which is as expensive as all the other caskets. In my opinion the rental casket offers the greatest value. If you have any questions please contact us at 631-957-0300.


B.A.C.A. is a strong organization of dedicated individuals who are willing to sacrifice any On Saturday, May 18, the Long Island B.A.C.A. and all in order to protect and secure a child’s Chapter will be holding their 100 Mile Ride basic right to a happy childhood. that will take place throughout Long Island to raise awareness and funds. If you would like The two major gaps that B.A.C.A. looks to make a donation to help abused children to fill for abused children is to provide for right here on Long Island or if you have any their safety and to provide funds for their questions of any kind, please contact the therapy. Even with court involvement to Long Island B.A.C.A. Vice President and protect children from further abuse with the Public Relations Officer (Big D) at bigd@li-ny. issuance of protective orders and removing perpetrators from neighborhoods, the perpetrators continue to access and wound Additionally, if you are interested in becoming the children. a B.A.C.A. member you must meet certain requirements. Some of them are that you Also, while it might be clinically evident that have a desire to help abused children, have a child has been abused, that child might regular access to a motorcycle, are 18 not qualify for therapy benefits because he/ years or older, can pass an NCIC fingerprint she was too frightened to provide enough check and can attend monthly meetings evidence for the case to be pursued. It has and Chapter events (their meetings are held been found that children who feel safe are the second Sunday of every month at the more capable of telling the truth because the American Legion Hall in Bohemia at 9:00AM threats made by an abuser are offset by the unless it’s a holiday). Please contact Big D for presence of dedicated bikers that have now membership information!

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