Catherine Werth suggested the Hays-Caldwell Women's Center. Here's what she wrote in support of this wonderful organization:
"Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center supports woman and families who are victims of abuse. The center has many services for both in-house and provides counseling for current and past situations. They are located in San Marcos, but this past year served over 70 cases of abuse in Dripping Springs alone. They have a special center for working with children and help with transitions providing on-site housing, clothing and essentials for those who must leave their domestic situation. They provide support to their clients in the hospital or in the legal system. The director, Mara, has been the core of the organization for over 20 years. They receive strong support from McCoy's. I have toured the center and been awed by all they do. When we think our life is challenging we do not need to look far to realize how blessed we are."
And musician Carey Colvin introduced me to Gina For Missing Persons.
"GINA was founded by California musician Jannel Rap, whose sister, Gina Bos (also a musician) vanished after an open mic night in Lincoln, Nebraska on October 17, 2000. Jannel tried, naturally, to find her sister but no one was interested in covering her story, so Jannel started asking her friends to profile Gina and other missing persons at their shows. That evolved into GINA Concerts and the annual Squeaky Wheel(TM) Tour.
Jannel never has found her sister, but she keeps going and in her search for Gina she has become a voice for all missing. GINA Foundation is fortunate enough to be able to say that many people have been found through GINA's combined efforts with law enforcement, the musical community, and the families of the missing.
Jannel is tiring as her search lengthens, so any support she receives is like manna from heaven for her."
Both of these organizations will be receiving a $100 donation in honor of Catherine and Carey.
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