Wichita Falls and surrounding counties will
join Patsy’s House in taking a stand against child abuse at 1411 10th St with
the first-ever Save Jane event.
Beginning at 12 PM on April 1st, for
6 hours straight, volunteers from around Wichita Falls will read the names and
ages of almost 3,000 children who were reported as abused in Wichita and
surrounding counties in 2020. Because these children are minors and their
identities must be protected, “Jane Doe” and “John Doe” will be used in place
of their names. The Save Jane event launched in Dallas 2 years ago. Last year’s
inaugural event here was cancelled due to Covid, so this is the first year for
Patsy’s House to join in this particular awareness effort.
“Patsy’s House hopes that through Save Jane, Wichita Falls and our surrounding
counties will recognize the absolute magnitude and prevalence of child abuse in
our area - it is everywhere you look,” said Denise Roberts, Patsy’s House
Executive Director. “It will take 6 hours of non-stop reading to name each
child who was abused last year. That is simply unacceptable. We will read names
non-stop because that is representative of Patsy’s House and our partners; we
never stop fighting for these kids who have suffered unspeakable abuse. Our
team will continue to do our work, but we need the community’s help.”
Influential leaders from around the community
have signed up for shifts to read names throughout the event. Patsy’s House
welcomes others to take a turn and participate in this impactful event by
reading a selection of names. To volunteer to read names, please call 322-8890,
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.