The Okaloosa County Law Enforcement Trust Fund recently presented a check for $5,000 to Children In Crisis. The funds will be used to continue the CIC Safe Neighborhood, Crime Prevention and Drug Abuse Prevention/Education programs.
Ken Hair, CIC President and CEO commented; “Thanks to the Sheriff’s Department, the donation will make a significant positive impact on the children that will have a home at the CIC Neighborhood. We give a home to over 100 children every year and most are at-risk and come from an unsafe home/neighborhood. This donation will be an enormous help with our educational programs to keep our kids on track.”
Children in Crisis is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), charity of caring people that are passionate about helping with the severe shortage of foster homes in our community. The CIC Neighborhood provides an emergency shelter for children that are removed from an unsafe environment on short notice and homes to help with the foster home shortage. Since opening, over 950 children have been given a home, food, clothing and love. Additionally, all of our brother and sister family sibling groups have been kept together.
For additional information on CIC or ways to support the CIC vision, please visit www.childrenincrisisfl.org
or call 850-864-4242.
Photo left to right: Okaloosa County Sheriff Larry Ashley; Ken Hair, CIC President and CEO; and Undersheriff Steve Harker