Thank You: SURE Helpline Center anniversary kudos

May 14, 2002

On May 11, 1971, the SURE Helpline Center began as a part-time agency to assist our county youth with the many issues of adolescence. Today we operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Our county has grown and so has the SURE Helpline. As our 31st anniversary approaches we want to thank everyone who has so generously donated funds, time, energy and in-kind items that allow us to continue to grow and meet the needs of the residents of Imperial County. We especially wish to thank all of those who came out and showed support by playing in our inaugural softball tournament that was played at Stark Field on April 20.

A great time was enjoyed by all! Without the support and generosity of all of you, the SURE Helpline would not be able to continue to provide the services to those in need in our county. Thank you, thank you — You are all just awesome!


First: our board of directors, staff and volunteers, without whom there would not be a SURE Helpline Center. Financial and in-kind contributors (in no particular order): DOVES, Centinela State Prison, Imperial County Probation Department, Imperial County Behavioral Health Services, United Way, Imperial County Office of Education, Joan Tyler, Sutherland & Gerber, Government Agencies Federal Credit Union, Shelburne Services, Dr. A. Jabobo, Project Sand members, Alford Distributing Co., Garcia Foods, Fred Dickey Allstate Insurance Services, Hardaway Heating and Air Conditioning, Frito-Lay, Imperial Stores, Costco, Vons market, Caliber Printing, Big 5, city of El Centro, San Diego Padres, San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park and David Garcia.

The media has also shown us outstanding support and we are very grateful: Imperial Valley Press, KUBO, KXO and Q96.

We wish to acknowledge Imperial Valley College for assisting us with our sexual assault awareness conference and all those agencies that supported the event. Our rape crisis project is often overlooked but we really do appreciate the efforts of Pioneer Memorial Hospital and our wonderful sexual assault nurse examiner, Eva La Pena. To all the law enforcement officers who serve and protect the citizens in Imperial County — our hats off to you. Your cooperation and understanding of the issues has made our job easier.

The list of agencies, people and companies that provide generously to support our services is very long but from the bottom of our hearts, our clients and SURE Helpline thank you for your strong support.


Executive director

SURE Helpline Center

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