Around two dozen local residents were concerned enough about the shortage of volunteers for the many Grimes County kids currently in foster care to come Coffee with CASA recently.
Voices for Children’s Executive Director Anjuli Reynold says about 25 joined her at the Classic Rock Company to learn about the needs of local children, many responding by filling out paperwork to attend the upcoming training on September 9th. She tells Navasota News she feel the response from those at the coffee will go a long way towards narrowing the current advocacy gap.
While admitting it is a big commitment, she says nearly a half dozen showed that level of interest in CASA’s mission here in Grimes. But even if they all follow-through, Reynold cautions that’ll only help some of the nearly 40 local kids who currently need someone to be their legal voice.
Right now, she admits that most of Grimes’ foster kids are served by volunteers from Bryan/College Station who travel down here when necessary. What Grimes County’s 38 children currently in foster care could really use, is local volunteers who care.
If you’d like to help and can give from 15 to 20 hours a month for up to a year, Reynold invites you to find out more about next month’s training either by emailing her at email@example.com, or by calling 979-822-9700, extension 109.