L to R: Brenda Ross-Dulan (Regional President Southern NJ), Susan Modri-Smith (Area President Jersey Shore), Angela Juffey (Treasurer of The Friends of the Monmouth County Child Advocacy Center), Janine Brumbaugh (Marlboro Wells Fargo Store Manager)
Freehold, July 16, 2015 – The Friends of the Monmouth County Child Advocacy Center was awarded a $1,000 grant on July 16, 2015 by Wells Fargo to support the organization’s mission to raise funds to complete the construction of a child friendly facility by continuing to develop community awareness and to support a coordinated response to child abuse in Monmouth County.
The Friends of the Monmouth County Child Advocacy Center (MCCAC) is a volunteer driven 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization.
Formed in 2003 by a group of individuals in the Monmouth County community, The Friends sought to raise the funds needed to build a full service Child Advocacy Center in Monmouth County. The County donated land on Kozloski Road in Freehold, NJ and the project was begun. A Child Advocacy Center offers an integrated, multidisciplinary, child-friendly approach to the investigation and treatment of sexual and physical abuse of children.
Phase One of the Capital Campaign was completed in June 2009 and since then the MCCAC has served more than 400 cases of child abuse each year. The Friends is now embarking on a final effort to complete Phase II of the project. $2.3 million is needed to expand the facility to include a full medical suite, therapy rooms and additional office space.
“At a time when donations from the public and private sectors are down due to the economy, we truly appreciate the support Wells Fargo has provided,” said Angela Juffey, Treasurer of the Friends of the Monmouth County Child Advocacy Center. “We will use this grant to meet the challenges of completing Phase II of the Monmouth County Child Advocacy Center and we are most grateful!”
The grant was awarded as part of Wells Fargo’s Community Connections program, which provides local branch managers the opportunity to make a $1,000 charitable contribution on behalf of Wells Fargo to a nonprofit of their choice.
Wells Fargo’s 56 branches in the Southern New Jersey region distributed a total of $50,000 in grants to support nonprofit groups – $1,000 for a nonprofit identified by each store manager.
“Our local branches see which nonprofits are out in the community making a difference every day,” said Brenda Ross-Dulan, Wells Fargo’s Southern New Jersey region president. “We use this as an opportunity to celebrate and say thank you to The Friends of the Monmouth County Child Advocacy Center for all of the value they have provided to our community over the past year.”
The Community Connections program offers Wells Fargo store managers the opportunity to provide additional grants to local nonprofits of their choice in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut. A total of $140,000 in Community Connections grants is slated to be distributed throughout the month of July in Southern New Jersey.
“Many of our Wells Fargo team members also volunteer or are impacted by The Friends of the Monmouth County Child Advocacy Center in some way,” states Janine Brumbaugh, Manager of the Marlboro Wells Fargo Store, located at the intersection of Routes 520 and 79. “We’re proud to help the nonprofits serve our communities wherever we can.”
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