Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- Nearly twenty car and motorcycle clubs gathered on North Main Street to show support for missing teen Gabbiee Swainson and her family.
15-year-old Gabbiee Swainson has been missing for twenty five days. With so many questions still surrounding her disappearance, these car and motorcycle enthusiasts have decided to help the only way they know how.
"When a community has a child that is missing, it's not only the parents problem, it's everyone's problem," said one of the organizers, Tek Gyrl. "It didn't only happen to her, it happened to all of us. This is in our backyard. This happened in our community and we care."
Tek Gyrl says the event has just one goal. "It's just all of us coming together to show love to the Swainson family."
While many of these car and bike lovers have never met the Swainson's, they say with food, family and friends, their support can make all the difference.
"I think as long as they know they've got somebody behind them. It helps to ease the pain a little bit," said Natasha Hill who attended the event.
Nathan Mosley says his car club did not know Gabbiee or her mother, but feel it is necessary to attend to keep talking about Gabbiee.
"If it was somebody in my family, I would want somebody to do the same," said Mosley. "If the community comes out and helps her, maybe we can get to the end of this."
With big rims, big cars, and big hearts, these car enthusiasts hope the search for Gabbiee hits another gear. So that soon, the questions on everyone's mind, will finally be answered.
"The only question that I have is, where is Gabbiee?" Asked Tek Gyrl.
We asked the Richland County Sheriff's Department tonight for an update on the search for Gabbiee Swainson. Spokesperson Curtis Wilson tells us quote, "Nothing has changed. We continue to search. Gabbie is Sheriff Leon Lott's first priority."
If you have any information you can share with law enforcement regarding the disappearance of Gabbiee Swainson, you are urged to call Crimestoppers, that number is 1-888-CRIME-SC