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
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo courtesy of Child Advocates of Fort Bend