On December 20, current President Colton Eikenberry, Treasurer Wendy Rohleder-Sook and members of the Ellis County Bar Association presented a $5,000 donation to First Call for Help's ongoing fundraising campaign in support of their transitional housing project.
The presentation, on the steps of the historic Ellis County Courthouse, was made to First Call for Help's executive director, Linda Mills, and members of the organization's board of directors. Intended to help individuals and families take a step toward long-term, permanent housing, the "First Step" transitional housing project will help combat homelessness by giving qualified individuals a temporary place to stay and tools to help develop life skills that can lead to stability.
Funds donated by the Association were raised through annual memberships dues and proceeds from the annual Continuing Legal Education seminar, held annually the first Friday and Saturday in May.
Additional information about the First Step transitional housing project to combat homelessness can be obtained through First Call for Help. To donate, donations can be sent to First Call for Help at 607 E. 13th, Hays, Kansas. Please denote "First Step Program" on your check.