It is a new month, and that means a new local Charity will receive $1,000 in good ole Beard money! Since November 2021, Sheriff Richardson has allowed Deputies to grow out their whiskers in exchange for a $20 per month donation. A local charity is chosen by the Sheriff each month, and deputies have been able to raise $9,000 so far this year! That’s cold hard cash going right back to our community, and into a great cause that helps those in need. This month, Sheriff Richardson has chosen the Volunteers for Youth Justice CASA (or Court Appointed Special Advocates)
The CASA group are specially trained volunteers who serve as officers of the court and “friends” to children in need of care. These volunteer advocates are assigned by judges to speak on behalf of children who have been placed in foster care due to abuse and/or neglect. CASA’s primary objective is to ensure that each child is placed in a safe, permanent home. Their efforts include, but are not limited to, fundraisers such as the Annual CASA Christmas, 5K/10K Superhero Run, and children’s birthday celebrations. In 2021, the Volunteers for Youth Justice program had 92 active volunteers who served more than 500 children! If you are interested in becoming a CASA volunteer, or want to make a donation to their cause, you may visit http://www.vyjla.org or contact Kimberly Carleton at 318.270.1752.
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