2013-10-13 / News

Servpro golf outing benefits LACADA, Family Literacy

BY KRYSTAL JOHNS 810-452-2601 • kjohns@mihomepaper.com

LAPEER — On Sept. 19, Servpro of Lapeer had a golf outing to raise money for two local organizations, the Family Literacy Center (FLC) and Lapeer Area Citizens Against Domestic Assault (LACADA).

During the outing, in which about 40 people participated, $1,000 was raised, so each organization will receive $500.

“We just thought they would be a great organization to donate to,” said Mike Newell, marketing representative at Servpro.

Servpro is also a new sponsor for the FLC’s upcoming Camel Races fundraiser, said FLC executive director Mary Shelton-Wiese.

The Camel Races are scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Lapeer County Center Building. During the races, area sponsors decorate wooden camels to represent their business or organization, then race the to the toss of giant fuzzy dice. Tickets to the event are $20 apiece and it is expected to be a sellout.

“This is an important fundraiser for the center, raising critical funds to support FLC programs,” said Shelton-Wiese.

FLC programs include one-to-one tutoring for adults, drop-in classes for adults, GED prep, reading, comprehension, writing, spelling or English. They also tutor children through six-week programs and offer programs to help parents become skilled first teachers.

LACADA just had its largest annual fundraiser, the Taste of Lapeer, at the Lapeer Country Club on Oct. 3. LACADA, which opened in Lapeer 22 years ago, works year round to help protect local women from domestic abuse and sexual assault. LACADA provides an emergency shelter for women and a 24- hour crisis hotline, along with support groups, youth services, legal advocacy, outreach programs and other support services.

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