TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV)– The Wabash Valley Jeep Junkies made a large donation of supplies to Susie’s Place in Terre Haute.
The group brought food, drinks and backpacks for the children Susie’s Place advocates for.
Karen Raubuck, a member of the Jeep Junkies, said they’re always looking to help others.
“We have a blast doing it. We jump in our jeeps and we take off and we drive. We help wherever we can,” she said.
Susie’s Place works with law enforcement and child services.
They advocate for children in abusive situations through counseling and forensic medical interviews.
Julia Fritch, a forensic interviewer at Susie’s Place said the group’s support means a lot.
“There are not enough words to describe the support we’ve had not only from Terre Haute, but also from the surrounding counties. There have just been an outpouring of donations of snacks and clothes and bags in case a child cannot return back home. We’re able to provide them with the needs that they have,” Fritch said.
Susie’s Place staff also gave the group an informational tour of the facility.
Raubuck said knowing organizations like this exist in our community makes her feel good.
“I understand the system a little bit more. Now when I see the atrocities on TV and the situations kiddos are in, it’ll help my heart a little bit to know that they have a place like this where people care.”