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OCAP donates to Safe Harbor

This past month, the Organized Community Action Program (OCAP) of Butler County provided funds to Safe Harbor, Butler County’s Child Advocacy Center in Greenville.

“We are here to help and partner with Safe Harbor for their summer use,” OCAP Services Director Cindy Hinton said. “We like to partner with folks and give back, we hope we can do it again next year.”

Providing the center with extra funds, Safe Harbor Director Kathy Smyth is looking forward to the ways it will benefit the children and youth in the program.

“We have counseling sessions going on throughout the summer and with our kids, we try to do some extra summer activities every year,” Smyth said.

On behalf of OCAP, JoAnn Joyner presented the check.

“We wanted to do more, just something for the kids,” Joyner said.

Over the years, the two organizations have worked alongside each other helping many children and youth of Butler County.

Smyth was thankful for the funds and the Joyner’s service.

“JoAnn is an overcomer,” Smyth said. “She has a heart for our kids and helps them overcome their situations too. We are thrilled they thought about us.”

Overall, Smyth is pleased with the potential outcome for the summer.

“There may be some trips to the movie theater or local restaurants to work on etiquette and manners and things like that,” she concluded. “These funds will definitely help us to do those extras and help families, so nothing is coming out of pocket.”