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If you are driving around Fort Bend County, you might notice a lot of blue in the landscape these days. Child Advocates of Fort Bend and Exchange Club of Sugar Land have joined forces to blanket the County in blue this April for Child Abuse Prevention Month. On Saturday, April 14th, Child Advocates of Fort Bend kicked off the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office Pinwheel Project with their annual Light of Hope Ceremony with help from Exchange Club of Sugar Land and The Fort Bend County Child Welfare Board. Child Advocates of Fort Bend Board President Denny Adelung welcomed everyone and shared some statistics about child abuse. Exchange Club of Sugar Land President Rod White told the story of the blue ribbon and Child Advocates of Fort Bend CEO Ruthanne Mefford shared information on how people can get involved.

Shown (L to R) are: Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls, Exchange Club of Sugar Land President Rod White, Child Advocates of Fort Bend Board President Denny Adelung, Child Advocates of Fort Bend CEO Ruthanne Mefford, Child Advocates of Fort Bend Volunteer and FRIENDS Council member Sue Lockwood and Board Member and FRIENDS of Child Advocates of Fort Bend Council Chair Pat Somers.

 

Although child abuse knows no season, April is designated as National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Some of the ways to participate in Child Abuse Prevention Month include wearing a blue ribbon, helping to pass out blue ribbons, posting child abuse prevention materials in your place of business and inviting Child Advocates of Fort Bend to talk to your group about child abuse. For more information, call 281-341-9955 or go to www.cafb.org.

 

 

About Child Advocates of Fort Bend:

Child Advocates of Fort Bend is a non-profit agency dedicated to ending child abuse by providing a voice, healing the hurt, and breaking the cycle of child abuse in Fort Bend County. Through its Court Appointed Special Advocates Program (CASATM), Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) and more than 200 trained community volunteer advocates, Child Advocates improves the lives of more than 400 children each month and has served more than 14,000 children since opening its doors in 1991.

 

For more information on how you can become a voice for children and get involved with Child Advocates of Fort Bend, contact Lauren Jordin at 281-344-5259 or ljordin@cafb.org or log onto www.cafb.org.

 

The agency’s annual gala and auction raises much needed funds to support its programs for abused and neglected children. The Off To The Races Gala will take place May 5, 2018 at the Sugar Land Marriott Town Square. To attend the Gala, become a sponsor or for more information, go to https://www.cafb.org/events/gala/ or contact Lisa Moore at 281-344-5108 or lmoore@cafb.org.

 

Photo courtesy of Child Advocates of Fort Bend

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