This is a complete list of all charities, non profit organizations and groups that have been nominated for funds raised during the Rock of Daytona – Rue and Ziffra You Decide the Ride Poker Runs.
Please use this guide to learn about groups and organizations that are working hard to help others. Share the information with your friends and family and get involved. “You Decide the Ride” was developed to help organizations in our community, not only through funds, but also through sharing information with others who would like to get involved.
Concerned Citizens for Animal WelfareConcerned Citizens for Animal Welfare
Concerned Citizens for Animal Welfare of Volusia County, Inc. is a 501-C-3 corporation that was founded in August 2000 by Diane Voigt & Cheryl Robel following the publication of a hard hitting article by Cal Massie in the Daytona News-Journal called “The Truth About Cats and Dogs”. In this article, Cal followed Halifax Humane Society staff as they went through the shelter deciding which animals would die that day & which would live at least a little while longer.
The purpose of the article was not to sensationalize the grim task the staff faced that day & every other day as well. Its purpose was to shake the consciousness of every reader to the tragedy of pet overpopulation & the consequences of having more pets than homes where they could be placed. Desperately eager to find some solution to this problem Diane & Cheryl founded Concerned Citizens & set out to invite area veterinarians to participate in Spay Day 2000. Five veterinarians agreed to offer low-cost spay/neuters & on that September day, more than 100 animals were altered. While pleased with the success of Spay Day 2000 Diane & Cheryl realized that a long-term solution had to be found or the numbers of animals killed in our shelters was going to grow each year.