Valley Viewpoints: Community support

by Karrie Damm, Executive Director of the Child Advocacy Center

On behalf of the hundreds of children and their families that we serve at the Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County, I would like to thank those caring businesses and individuals who helped to make our second annual Chicken Wing & Micro-Brew Fest such a success!

The event raised more than $10,000 to help support our efforts to provide vital services to children who have been sexually or physically abused, neglected or maltreated.

The success that we enjoyed would not be possible if not for the support we received from the community members that attended the event, our board of directors, and our event sponsors.

It takes tremendous courage for children and their families to speak up about unimaginable things that happen to them most often by people they like, live with, or love.

An event such as this not only raises much needed funds to allow services to continue, it also sends a message to the children that there are a lot of good people in the community who are here to help.

I hope it also sends a message to people who perpetrate crimes against children, that being “we’re not going to stand for abusive behavior in our community to our children…no way, no how.”

Thank you again for the overwhelming community support we received and thank you for recognizing the Child Advocacy Center and the work that we do to help child abuse victims in Oswego County.

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