GO BLUE Community Spotlight: Blue Ribbon Walk
One Hope United – Hudelson Region partnered with local agencies in Mount Vernon, IL to sponsor a Blue Ribbon Walk to raise awareness for Child Abuse Prevention month on Thursday, April 3, 2014.
Despite the threat of rain showers, over 100 community members and 12 OHU employees took part in this important event. Also in attendance were OHU Foster Grandparents, who enjoyed being able to show their support for children in Jefferson County.
“This walk is a great way for us to kickoff Blue Ribbon month at OHU and in Mount Vernon. There are so many children in Jefferson County dealing with abuse and neglect and because of events like this walk, we are able to bring awareness to this important issue. We are looking forward to all of the other great activities we have planned for Child Abuse Prevention month.” said Jayme Godoyo, OHU Fund Development Officer.
Thank you to everyone who came out to support our GO BLUE campaign and join with OHU as we work together to strengthen families and communities.