Donors Come Through for Crisis Center

11-28-06 - The Marshall County Family Support Center has received $10,000 in donations since first news aired a story about the budget crisis the center was facing before Thanksgiving.

At the time, jobs and services were in jeopardy because 30-thousand dollars in state funding fell through. But after that story aired, folks in the community came forward with overwhelming support.

The center needed 10-thousand dollars to make it through the holidays and they got just that, thanks to dozens of citizens and business owners. But they're not out of the woods just yet.

Officials say they still fall 40-thousand dollars short until June when they get funding from the state attorney general's office. They just launched a corporate membership drive where organizations can sign on to pledge a certain amount each year to keep their services operating in the future.

The center became a united way partner this year. Because the south-central Oklahoma chapter exceeded its fundraising goal this past season, they'll likely receive even more funding.

They say every little bit helps. If you wish to contribute to the Marshall County Family Services or need help yourself, give them a call at 580-795-7476.