The Children's Advocacy Center of the Coastal Bend, a local nonprofit that helps children who have been abused and neglected, got some much needed help on Friday.
The organization estimates that, this year alone, they will be providing help to some 2,000 local children.
On Friday, the District Attorney's Office in Kleberg and Kenedy counties stepped up to the plate to help CAC by donating $10,000.
One heartbreaking statistic about the CAC is that, on a yearly basis, 80-percent of the cases they deal with are sexual abuse cases. Their main objective is to reduce the trauma children experience when they become victims.
The Center provides a child-friendly, neutral location where interviews are done by authorities investigating a crime. It's also a place where victims and family members can receive crisis intervention.
Most of CAC's funding comes from grants and local donations.
"We are incredibly grateful that we can get that type of support coming from especially another agency that knows the value of what we are doing," CAC's Mindy Jimenez said.
The CAC covers about 12 counties in the area. If you would like to help them out, a big fundraiser will be held right here at the Kiii-TV studios on Oct. 18. It's called "Pinwheel for Prevention," and 1,800 pinwheels will be set up to represent each child that was abused in 2012.
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