JASPER -- Two Dubois County groups will be getting a big boost in 2020.
Organizers of next year’s 100 Men Who Cook event announced Wednesday that Crisis Connection and Mentors for Youth will be the beneficiaries of the funds raised during the fundraiser.
Last year’s event brought in over $225,000 for CASA in Dubois and Orange Counties.
I asked Paula Rasche from Crisis Connection what a big donation like that would mean to her organization.
"Being able to have a workforce that is trained thoroughly and better prepared," explains Rasche. "Maybe adding some individuals with different credentials. We're hoping to add or contract with a therapist. We will be doing more community education, increasing awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault."
Rasche continued, "One of the biggest things we want to do; there's a mentoring program that we want to start for high risk adults."
"We'll be able to provide more training for our mentors to better help these kids," explains Ellen Corn from Mentors for Youth when asked what the money could do for that organization. "Like Crisis Connection, we serve some of the same kids. The children in our program are the silent victims of the domestic abuse [in some cases]. We also have 19 kids on the wait list. We'll be able to fund them and find them mentors."
The next 100 Men Who Cook event will be held September 12th 2020. It’s put on by Old National Bank and other community sponsors including your friends here at WITZ.
Our Gene Kuntz will be participating again this year. He was on the board that selected the 2020 beneficiaries.