During the month of June, the U.S. Engineering Innovations team at the Clarksville, Tennessee site came together to raise over $10,000 for the Clarksville Sexual Assault Center. U.S. Engineering Innovations Project Coordinator Summer Helm led the team’s effort to support this important cause. To raise money, Summer and other all-star team members – Mark Zarybnicky, Zach Tripp, Garrett King, and Justin Jarred – pledged to dress up as Game of Thrones characters and walk a jobsite together if they reached the team goal of raising $3,000 for the center.
Thanks to the team’s work to spread the word about this campaign, and to the generosity of so many of U.S. Engineering team members and partners, the $3,000 goal was met and then some. All the money donated will go straight to services: therapy, advocate services, prevention and education training programs.
“Thank you to those of you who participated and donated,” Helm said. “Also, to those of you who reached out to share your story and what this charity means to you, thank you. To know so many of you allowed yourselves to be vulnerable and have a voice has made this experience all the more fulfilling and meaningful.”
The Clarksville Sexual Assault Center offers free medical exams, education, and low-cost to free therapy. They are best known for their work with children by integrating a therapy called Play Therapy. It is an effective and proven way to help children tell their stories and start to heal after abuse. They also offer therapy to adults and educational/prevention programs at local events and schools.