HC3 gears up for annual telethon

Bid, buy, and care. That is what the people holding the 2014 Hutchinson County Telethon would like Hutchinson County residents to do next weekend when they stage the 2014  HC3 Telethon.
Every year, the Hutchinson County Crisis Center (HC3) puts together a telethon to fight against abuse and help victims thought their journey after getting away from abuse - they are the backbone for victims recovering from child and adult sexual assault and family violence.
According to HC3 director Norma Luginbyhl, every 8 minutes a child is abused or neglected. Within a year, 71,000 of those cases were confirmed. According to state data, approximately 70 percent of children who come in for domestic violence usually involve sexual abuse”  
“The telethon is very important to HC3, because it allows us to do what we need to do for what is needed that our grants are limited to and won’t allow,” said Luginbyhl.
The telethon will be on July 26 at Johnson Park Youth Center, from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Admission for this event will be free and there will be door prizes along with a silent auction. Persons bringing extra necessity items such as socks, underwear, cleaning supplies, old cell phones will get extra tickets for door prizes.
HC3 is still accepting donations for the auction and they will pick up donations if can’t be delivered.
If you are unable to attend the event, it will be live on Cable channel 11 or on the city’s web site: ci.borger.TX.US- click on channel 11 live.
Several organizations like HC3 and schools are bound by law to report any signs they suspect to be child abuse. Be the hero and stand up if you see a child being hurt or suspect abuse. To report child abuse call the HC3 hot like at 273-2313.