I joined the Rape Crisis Center Board of Directors in October 2009. Before making the decision to join, I researched the organization and interviewed with other Board members to determine if I would be a good fit for the Board. Since that time I have been active in several fund raising ventures. I am on the Audit Committee and Building Committee. I am very impressed with the commitment made by the people serving on the board as well as Lu Torres the Rape Crisis Center, Exectuve Director, and her staff. The Center is very well managed and serves the local community well. I recently attended 12 hours of the training classes offered by the center and was very impressed both by the quality of the teachers used and the materials. I also was able to tour the area set aside at UMC Hospital for the rape victims. This was very important to me as I wanted to know what the hospital procedure was for the vicims, as well as understand as much as possible the gathering of evidence etc. The more education that I receive about sexual abuse, the better I can serve on the Board and assist with continually improving the services offered by the Center.
Working with this organization shows that people do still care and want to help people and the community they live in. The Rape Crisis Center goes well beyond in helping victims and their families.
My time spent serving on this board has been so valuable to me. Having gone through the Advocacy training for the group, I now know how important we are to out community. We not only serve the needs of sexual assult victims in the Las Vegas area, we also teach people of all ages, to love and repsect themselves and understand