Rainwater, Holt & Sexton is excited to partner with KARK Channel 4 and Fox 16 to present the Victory Over Violence Difference Maker Award. Once a month, Rainwater, Holt & Sexton will present a $1,000 donation to an organization that is fighting violence in the community and has established themselves as a true Difference Maker. The partnership goal is to create a safer Central Arkansas by uniting community groups that are promoting change through improvements in education, jobs, mentoring, and hunger.
Victory Over Violence Difference Maker - Parents of Murdered Children
Losing a child is never easy and grief can manifest itself in many ways. Parents of Murdered Children was formed to help parents put in impossible situations through the murder of their child. Parents of Murdered Children acts as a support group and provides help and resources to families struggling with loss. Those involved with the group can join therapy sessions and learn about the judicial process. In the never ending battle for Victory Over Violence it’s important to remember the victims of violence and these parents are hurting victims. The work Parents of Murdered Children does with these grieving victims makes them Victory Over Violence Difference Makers.
Victory Over Violence Difference Maker – PATH
Partners Against Trafficking Humans (PATH) is an organization that helps victims of human trafficking. Many people fail to realize that human trafficking is a ubiquitous issue, not only overseas but here in Arkansas as well. Estimates show that between 100,000-300,000 children are trafficked in the US alone. PATH advocates for the victims by rescuing them, providing temporary housing, and assisting in recovery. With such a widespread issue, PATH is a perfect choice for this month’s Difference Maker award.
Our Kids Program
The Our Kids Program is dedicated to making a difference in the community by mentoring young men in middle school and high school. The program is led by African American police officers and other male role models as a way to reach out and provide positive influences in the lives of young African American men.
Sgt. Willie Davis, the program coordinator, and other volunteers try to be involved in every facet of participants' lives. Not only does the Our Kids Program provide activities to do on Saturdays, but volunteers also visit the young men at school and at home to get to know them personally. The work that Sgt. Davis and the rest of the men at the Our Kids Program are doing is why they are true Difference Makers in the fight for Victory Over Violence.
Women and Children First
The first Difference Maker Award winner is Women and Children First. The award was kicked off during the live telethon for DJ’s Day of Action. RHS was able to be a part of an event that raised over $30,000 for Women and Children First. Since it’s beginning more than 40 years ago, Women and Children First has helped thousands of women and children escape domestic violence. They truly are Difference Makers who are working to ensure that there is Victory Over Violence.