April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and a local organization is asking you to step up for our local children.
The Children's Advocacy Center is one of the organizations working tirelessly to investigate and prevent child abuse and to treat victims.
Melanie Hebert is on the board for the Jefferson CAC, so she knows the work that they do is crucial. Erika Dupepe, executive director of the Jefferson CAC, and Terrance Osborne, who helped out with the auction, were in the studio to better explain and to tell you how can help by taking part in a fundraiser.
The Step Up for Children Gala Fundraiser is Saturday at the Treasure Chest Casino in Kenner.
The evening starts with a patron party from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. and is followed by the gala, which will go on until 11 p.m.
For more information or to order tickets, call 364-3857.