Friday, February 19, 2021
Leslie Krebs-White, the community educator at Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll County, https://www.rapecrisiscc.org/ has been in touch with the CC NAACP branch and asked that we help spread the word about a popular fundraiser - the 13th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event.
Since 1978 RCIS has provided free counseling and support services to victims of sexual violence and their families. RCIS also offers prevention education programs and professional training. Rape Crisis provides a 24-hour hot line and therapy services to both male and female victims of sexual violence. All services are free and confidential. Every dollar donated makes a huge difference in a survivor’s healing journey at RCIS.
The Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event helps provide awareness to these valuable services in our community.
Please see the attached flyer and visit www.walkamilecc.org for more information.
Ms. Krebs-White reported, “We are also looking for sponsors if you know anyone who may be interested. Thank you so much for all your help…”
Sincerely, Leslie Krebs-White, Community Educator
Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll County
224 North Center Street, Room 102
Westminster, MD 21157
24-hour crisis hotline: 410.857.7322
Disclosure: Yup – in full disclosure I have helped support RCIS, anonymously as a private citizen, as a public official and as a fire and police chaplain since the days in which it was known as the “The Carroll County Sexual Assault Center,” before it changed its name in 1985 to RCIS. For many years the director of Rape Crisis was a Carroll County Public School classmate of mine, and from time to time I have ghost-written a few articles for the organization.
On March 25, 1996, I wrote, in part, “Rape Crisis provides a valuable service to the community involving an ugly crime. In an ideal world, such services would not be needed, unfortunately, Rape Crisis provides a needed program in Carroll County. A few of the services that come quickly to mind are: 1.Victim walk-in service. 2. Accompaniment for medical attention, police investigation and court appearances. 3. Individual, group and support group therapy service, 4. 24 Hour hotline, and 5. Community education and professional training. “Rape Crisis provides these valuable counseling, support and advocacy programs for free and maintains a person's ability to seek help anonymously…”
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Friday, February 05, 2021
Last week on Thursday, January 28, 2021 Donna Jean Shybunko, Father Mark, Jimmy DeWees, and I got together at WTTR to tape a few promotional spots for the 'Priests on the Roof!' event on Feb. 4, 2021. Father Mark climbed up on the roof at 7:30 a.m. on February 4th at St. John Catholic School, and stayed up there until $15,000 was raised for St. John Catholic School's Day of Giving!!" https://www.facebook.com/kevindayhoff/posts/10221668716120767