Tom Green County Crisis Intervention Unit
Organized by: Sandra Elliott
We are trying to raise funds to replace our 14 year old van. We paid for the van with fund raisers since the county did not supply one for us and still doesn't. Our van is used to transport victims to safety, to look for resources and help with appointments related to the situation. The van we have is falling apart and we are afraid to take it to far which limits our ability to assist victims. Our unit gets a grant for the OAG's office and the city and county to pay for saleries and a few office supplies but anything else we need we have to raise money for . Our volunteers have held garage sales, sold candles, doughnuts and are working on some more fundraisers to help replace our van but it is getting harder and harder to raise money with so many organizations getting less and less funding. Our unit is a needed service to support people in times of crisis but we cannot do our job properly without a vehicle to transport those in need.