Moose Lodge raises over $7,000 for Kilah Davenport
On October 13, 2012 the Monroe Moose Riders, Monroe Moose Lodge and the Women of the Moose raisde money for baby Kilah Davenport, a three-year old suffering injuries after being severely abuse. Her step-father was charged in May with the crimes and is being held in Union County jail,
The riders and Moose Lodge worked for several months organizing a motorcycle ride, live auction and preparing to serve dinner for dozens of people and on the day of the event. The turnout was better than anticipated with more than 150 riders. Several riding groups, including North Carolina State Moose Riders, Guardians of Children – Charlotte, the VFW Riders and several others, showed up for the event. The day was a great success, organizers said, and the strength of this 3 year old little girl touched many people in attendance.
After the event Kilah, her mother, Kirbi, and grandparents, Leslie and Brian, were invited back to the Monroe Moose Lodge on Nov. 1 to be presented with funds raised and spend some time with the riders and lodge members and learn more about Kilah’s Law, a proposal that would toughen punishment for child abuse.
The Kilah Davenport Foundation was presented with a check for $7,444.25 from the funds raised at the “Kruising for Kilah!” event. Kirbi, Leslie and Brain also became members of the Monroe Moose Lodge and a collection was taken up by the riders so they could be part of the Monroe Moose Rider family!