Help-a-Child Benefit at Hopkins County Regional Civic Center is observing it’s tenth year in sending assistance to three children’s charities: Southern Christian Home, Scottish Rite Hospital and Northeast Texas Child Advocacy Center. Already a successful source of funds for these organizations, the 2017 Help-a-Child Benefit may be the biggest one yet due in part to an increased number of sponsors and one very large donation, a Bobcat 250 Welder, Job Box with Accessory Tools mounted on a 16″ trailer. Tickets to win the complete premium welding rig are available at $20 each or 6 for $100. Notification of the winner of the welding prize will be announced at 6:30pm. (Read more about the event here)
Wade Bartley, who also serves as Hopkins County Commissioner Precinct 3, says that thanks to generous sponsors and loyal volunteers, the Help-a-Child Benefit will continue to assist the established charities in their work to house and educate school-age victims of neglect and abuse, to treat and cure pediatric orthopedic conditions, and to advocate and serve the best interests of child victims of abuse and violent crime. If you would like to help the fund any time of year, donations may be mailed to Help-a-Child Benefit, 161 CR 3513, Dike, Texas 75487 or by phoning Wade Bartley at 903-348-1878.