From left, Sheriff Ray Cross, Anthony Dye of the Children's Advocacy Center, Rex Mayo of Hand up and Wes Hixon, who chairs the sheriff's fundraiser.
The Dade County Sheriff's Office's seventh annual fundraiser was held on January 18. Today, Sheriff Ray Cross awarded the proceeds from this year’s event in the amounts of $5,000 apiece to the Children’s Advocacy Center and the Hand
Up Ministry. "These are two very worthy recipients that are helping our Dade County residents," Sheriff Cross said in a press release today.
The Children's Advocacy Center of the Lookout Mountain Judicial District is an agency that provides services for victims of child abuse and their families in Dade and its neighboring counties. Hand Up is a program of the Trenton Ministry Center that helps people reintegrate into community life and work after having been incarcerated.
Sheriff Ray Cross and Wes Hixon, Chairman of the DCSO Fundraiser, are pictured here presenting checks to Anthony Dye, interim executive director of the Children’s Advocacy Center and Rex Mayo, Director of the Hand Up Ministry.
In the past seven years, the DCSO Fundraiser has donated over $138,000 to charities and ministries for the Dade County Community.