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CARING FOR AMERICA

Two great organizations have been selected by our president this year! H.E.R.O.E.S. Care out of Fenton, MO offers various types of support to military members and their families along with sending care packages to those deployed. CASA of Missouri offers support to children in the foster care system. Both organizations are worthy and deserving of our care!

H.E.R.O.E.S. Care‘s mission is “to provide a nationwide and efficient support network available before, during and after deployment to post 9/11 servicemen and –women, veterans and their families that is known to military members, their families and commanders, and the communities in which they live.” HEROES Care will train volunteers whose job it will be to support families left behind during a military deployment. They can also use volunteers to fill care packages at their warehouse. Anther helpful way MOFRW clubs can help support HEROES Care could include providing cards of encouragement and support to be placed in care packages sent to deployed military. Though their mission indicates that they are nationwide, more than 90 percent of their efforts stay in the state of Missouri.

H.E.R.O.E.S. Care can also assist our clubs with fundraising by providing items for silent auctions. They will provide items for your auction and funds raised from those items will be split (with clubs keeping no more than half ) between your club and their organization. The Christmas cards that your club provides will be given to HEROES Care to include in their Christmas care packages. HEROES Care  contact info is as follows:

Website: heroescare.org

Phone: (636)600-0096

 “MOCASA envisions that all Missouri children have safe permanent homes free of abuse and neglect. To achieve that vision, MOCASA works to ensure that CASA  programs are in all Missouri judicial courts, supported by the Missouri Legislature, and sustained by highly-trained CASA Volunteers. MOCASA is in need of volunteers and funds to make their vision reality. They currently are only able to provide enough volunteers for 1/3 of the foster care children in Missouri. Opportunities to help this organization include acting as a sponsor for their fundraising efforts so they can recruit and train more volunteers or, if you have a strong desire to make a big difference in a child’s life, to volunteer as a CASA.

To find a local MOCASA office, please use this link: https://www.mocasa.org/local-casa-programs/ 

Thank you for your support of these projects.
Ellen Williamson
MoFRW President