Golf tournament benefits C.A.R.T. House

Company presents large gift to county’s child advocacy center

Canadian County C.A.R.T. House representatives accept a generous gift from SPM Oil and Gas: From left, Diane Martin, David Anderson, Joanne Riley, Jeri Poplin, Kalee Vculek, Doug Croop, and Suzanne Thompson.

EL RENO – A golf tournament conducted by SPM Oil and Gas resulted in a much-needed donation to the Child Abuse Response Team (C.A.R.T.) House operated by the Child Welfare Citizens Advisory Board of Canadian County.

SPM’s Diane Martin and Doug Croop recently presented the large gift to C.A.R.T. House staff and board members.

Some $5,600 was raised at the golf tournament to support forensic interviews and advocacy for the children seen at the facility.

The C.A.R.T. House – one of the 20 child advocacy centers in Oklahoma – provides a safe, trauma-informed environment for children who have experienced physical and/or sexual abuse, neglect or were a witness to violence.

Serving Canadian and surrounding counties, the C.A.R.T. House is a United Way Canadian County partner agency and is accredited by the National Childrens Alliance.

Besides monetary donations, the C.A.R.T. House welcomes donations of toys, snacks and stuffed animals to help the children feel at home and secure.

“Community support has been vital to the ongoing success of helping our children ‘put the pieces back together’,” Executive Director Joanne Riley said.

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