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Safe KC: Giving back to help victims in our community

Posted: 6:31 PM, Jan 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-09 02:59:53Z
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — 41 Action News and its Safe KC Initiative recently decided to put our money where our mouth is.

Along with the Scripps Howard Foundation, KSHB picked two organizations and surprised them with a $1500 check.

One was Healing Pathway Victim Services . 41 Action News first highlighted the group’s efforts in November. It's a non-profit aimed at helping the "smallest co-victims" of crime—children. Monica Roberts started her volunteer-based group six years ago, and has assisted more than 500 families, focusing on case management, education, victim advocacy and mentorship for kids.

The Olathe Lowrider Bike Club was the second recipient. It's a group consisting of a few dozen Latino students in the Olathe School District. In addition to camaraderie, the organization teaches these young men how to break down car and bike suspensions. They're also taught how to break down stereotypes. These teens have given away hundreds of bikes to those in need over the past two years. Recently, the members volunteered by serving food to the homeless. Every high school senior in this program last year graduated, and is now in college.

41 Action News is committed to helping make Kansas City a safer place to live. To contact us about things happening in your neighborhood, email us at safekc@kshb.com.