Area businesses support the Women’s Shelter

Cutline: Shown in the photo are Erasmo (Kino) McHaney, Chloee Peyton, Linda McHaney of LINKO's Little Print Shop of Rosenberg, Liz Moreno - Fort Bend Women's Center, and Lydia and Johnny Gerrero of Jounny's Custom Cabinets of Stafford.

The seasonal holidays are around the corner and many area businesses are kicking off their campaigns to help those in need. Owners, Linda and Kino McHaney of Linko’s Little Print Shop of Rosenberg and Lydia and Johnny Guerrero of Johnny’s Custom Cabinets in Stafford are no exception.

Linko’s Little Print Shop and Johnny’s Custom Cabinets are donating 2 large turkeys to the Women’s Shelter. The turkeys were purchased at auction at the Fort Bend County Fair in September and now will benefit the Women’s Center’s clients during their Thanksgiving holidays.

Both companies serve on Fort Bend County Fair committees and have been strong supporters of the community. Not only did their purchases help area youth with scholarship opportunities but now their donations will help survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault and their children.

“October was Domestic Violence Awareness month and we wanted to do our part in helping those in need during the busy holidays. Being members of the Central Fort Bend Chamber and residents of Fort Bend for 35 years, it is extremely fulfilling to participate in this manner,” says Kino McHaney of Linko’s.

Women and children often come to the Fort Bend County Women’s Center’s emergency shelter with nothing but the clothes on their backs. Seventy four % of all Texans have either themselves, a family member and/or a friend have experienced some form of domestic violence. Statistics prove that one out of every three women experience violence at the hands of an intimate partner. A child’s exposure to domestic violence is the strongest risk factor for transmitting the behavior to the next generation.

Johnny and Lydia Guerrero of Johnny’s Custom Cabinets were the grand champion steer auction winners in the fair, along with many other auction purchases. Serving the community in the cabinet business for over 25 years, they also serve on the Go Tejano Fair committee. “We are delighted to participate with our donation to the Women’s Center during these tough times,” says Johnny Guerrero.

They will be joining forces with members of the Richmond Rotary Club to provide the Thanksgiving meal and a fun time at the shelter. The Center houses approximately 65 families and are at full capacity at the moment. The Fort Bend County Women’s Center has helped 89% of its clients remain violence-free and independent.

To get involved with the Fort Bend County Women’s Center, please contact Liz Moreno at lmoreno@fortbendwomenscenter.org or call (832) 274-4542.

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