The pandemic has been particularly trying on charities throughout the state and country. Not just in money raised but the desperate need for some to expand services. Second Chance Youth Ranch is no exception. The foster home is bursting at the seams and needing more housing to accommodate children who are experiencing neglect and abuse during these trying times. Last night was the ranch’s big yearly fundraiser with a crowd of less than half than usual because of state regulations.
But the needs still exist no matter how many show up. Our editor-at-large Lisa Fischer emceed the event at the Benton Events Center where attendants could hear the desperate need for not only the 354 children waiting to be adopted but also the need to place the large sibling groups in foster care. Second Chance Youth Ranch is one of the few facilities that can accommodate large sibling groups. The director of operations and the mom of the whole organization, Rachel Hubbard, has had to turn away 78 children in just one month because they have no more room. And many of those are sibling groups, which it is her goal, to keep intact.
To give to the Second Chance Youth Ranch, visit www.2cyr.org and give today. The group is a 501(c)(3) fully tax deductible according to the Internal Revenue Service.