Raising the Bar Against Abuse
Saturday, April 24 – 7:00 AM
A one day workout that anyone can join to benefit the fundraising efforts of Medina County Health and Human Services to keep their efforts going to help the community of abused and neglected children.
You can help Medina County Job and Family Services respond to the more than 1,500 reports it receives each year of abused or neglected children living in Medina County. These calls arrive 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
The agency is required to review and investigate allegations; when the risk is considered significant, they intervene. That intervention comes at a cost, whether it’s something as seemingly small as notebooks for the child to take to school, to something far more critical – extensive medical treatment or conditions so serious a residential facility is necessary. Medina County Job and Family Services leverages funds from the Health and Human services levy to pay for these critical care needs.
In one month alone, the agency can expend over $200,000 for care of children that are abused, neglected, or abandoned. While Job and Family Services also leverages dollars provided by state and federal allocations, it’s not enough – the needs of Medina County’s children can be great. The levy, so generously passed, helps Job and Family Services provide for their care.
While levy dollars provide a crucial funding source for addressing these critical needs, they are not guaranteed. Sustaining the Human Services Levy requires an active ongoing campaign to inform and engage the community. Fundraising is necessary to support the levy campaign, and your participation in this event will help – this fundraising event will fuel the ongoing levy campaign and help sustain the efforts to continue meeting these critical care needs of our most vulnerable children.
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