April is child abuse awareness month across the country. The statistics are heartbreaking. The number of children killed in the US as a result of child abuse.
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Henderson County served approximately 91 children in 2010. These are children who end up in the court system as an abused or neglected child. The court must decide the fate of the child. Each child is assigned a CASA. This advocate works with the system to ensure the safety of the child. This advocate files a report to the Court with recommendations. This advocate is a volunteer. They are not paid.
This week, April 11 thru April 15 is your opportunity to "Sponsor a Child". It costs approximately $120/year to provide services to one child. This week, CASA of Henderson County Tn will find a sponsor for each and every child.
Won't you be a child sponsor? $120 donation.
On Friday, April 15th, the closing of the week's activities, will include a Radio Thon and lunch at the Courthouse.
If you are interested in sponsoring a child, please contact the local CASA office at 731-249-5536, call in on the Radio Thon on Friday Morning, April 15th on Z99 in Lexington, or stop by RE/MAX office at 10850 Highway 412 West.
RE/MAX Unlimited 10850 Highway 412 West Lexington, Tn. 731-249-5376
Linda Lipscomb 731-695-1118