Happy Dodson and Taz Roman

Happy Dodson (left) and Taz Roman (right) are bikers. They are also members of a nonprofit group with chapters across the U.S. and parts of Europe called Bikers Against Child Abuse, which helps kids who don’t feel safe.

At StoryCorps, they describe how their group’s sometimes-fierce look can bolster the kids, helping them understand “that we’re scarier than the person that’s abusing them,” and showing them that there are adults they can trust.

Originally aired August 16, 2013, on NPR’s Morning Edition.