Chris Norby, Lou Correa and Nick Berardino step up to help battered women

Is there anything more tragic than the plight of battered women and their children?  Thankfully there are many non profit organizations and churches that help this community, but one of those non-profits needs our help.

The Fullerton-based Womens Transitional Living Center – which houses battered women and children as well as victims of human trafficking, is out of money.  Apparently they lost $300,000 in funding under the new state budget.  So they asked the O.C. Board of Supervisors for help.  Their plea fell on deaf ears – with the notable exception of Supervisor Chris Norby.

Apparently Supervisor John Moorlach has no interest in trying to help this group.  And even worse, the two ladies on the Board of Supervisors, Pat Bates and Janet Nguyuen, have suddenly gone mute. Perhaps Nguyen is busy playing politics – her latest Supervisor’s email newsletter features at least four pictures of her Chief of Staff, Andrew Do, who is running for the Garden Grove City Council.  I wonder if the taxpayers pay to distribute that newsletter?  Hmmm….

Whether or not this is an appropriate use of public money is a moot point.  You can’t let these folks fall through the cracks.  So Norby teamed up with State Senator Lou Correa and Nick Berardino, the head of the O.C. Public Employees Union.  They are having a fundraiser on Monday to help this organization.

“Beradino said he’s hosting a fundraiser for the shelter on Monday at 11:30 a.m. at the OCEA headquarters at 830 N. Ross Street in Santa Ana. Berardino said his union is ready to pony up $5,000 and Correa said he’s chipping in $1,000. The famous hot dog cart will be out and organizers expect the lunch crowd to be generous with donations for the shelter, and a hot dog,” according to the Total Buzz Blog.

Kudos to Correa, Norby and Berardino!  I will do my best to be there on Monday.

This story broke on Total Buzz.  You can read their original post here.


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