Corporate community supports CASA

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By The Staff

The CASA Program for Bullitt County (Court Appointed Special Advocates) and the Board of Directors thanks Tom Givhan and John Spainhour for hosting the CASA Corporate Reception.

This was an effort for CASA to gain support from local community businesses.

CASA is a non profit organization that recruits, trains and supports volunteers to advocate the best interest of abused and neglected children in the Family Court system.

Kentucky is one of only several states that do not include CASA in their state budget. This leaves the CASA program to raise 100 percent of their own budget through grants, fundraisers and personal/corporate donations.

Keith Griffee, chair of the CASA Board, presented a $5,000 check from J. Chester Porter to CASA at the reception.

Publishers Printing, Nick Simon, a CASA supporter was in attendance asking other businesses to join him in supporting CASA.

County Attorney, Walt Sholar spoke of the crucial role that CASA plays in serving the children involved in the Family Court system.

CASA volunteer Glenda Heath spoke of her role as an advocate for the abused and neglected children of Bullitt County. Glenda informed everyone of the need for funding to continue the mission of CASA in Bullitt County. Kentucky CASA,

State Director, Alex Blevins spoke of CASA across the Commonwealth.

There are currently 51 trained CASA volunteers in Bullitt County.

CASA is serving 120 Bullitt County children in the Family Court system at this time.

With the news of Kentucky ranking number one in the nation of child abuse related deaths, CASA serves as another set of eyes and ears to help assure the safety and welfare of our children.

To learn more about CASA and how you can become involved, please contact the CASA office at (502)543-4554.