Marshall County Project Spotlight Winners
1st Place: Operation: Quiet Comfort
2nd Place: Crossroads Church/Kids Hope at Jefferson Elementary
Random Draw: CASA of Marshall County
- CASA of Marshall County – CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) is a trained volunteer who is appointed by a judge to represent the best interests of a child in court. These children are victims of abuse and/or neglect are in the court system through no fault of their own. There is a strong need for child advocates in our community. There are no special background or educational requirements for a CASA volunteer, only dedication to our most vulnerable children of Marshall County. 33 hours of provided extensive training will focus on child development, family dynamics, communication, the court system and working with others.
- Health Center (food pantry) – Food pantry provides foods to our patients that are in need. We also are able to provide transportation in some circumstances to our patients. Provide them with some medications as well for those that qualify financially.
- Crossroads Church/ Kids Hope at Jefferson Elementary – Kids Hope partners one local church with one local school to provide adult, trained mentors for at-risk students. Crossroads Church has partnered with Jefferson Elementary in Plymouth. Mentors spend an hour each week with their assigned student, one-on-one, face-to-face, with a student who needs a loving, caring adult in their life. The focus is to develop a relationship of trust, showing up for “just one” child, letting them know they are valued and loved.
- Operation: Quiet Comfort – Operation: Quiet Comfort was established in July of 2004 for the purpose of honoring and comforting members of the US Armed Forces who are injured while serving in harm’s way, and to provide support to the medical staff who care for them. This is done mainly by sending care packages to military medical units overseas to be distributed to those in need. OQC is a non-profit organization staffed entirely by volunteers across the United States and funded solely through donations. Currently most purchasing and ALL packaging and shipping takes place in Plymouth, IN with the help of many volunteers.