Rejuvenating Women

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Year Founded:
2012
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Julie Shrader, Executive Director
Main Address:
PO Box 207
Boys Town, NE 68010
Event:

Restored Wings Gala

This year’s Restored Wings Gala will be held on September 10, 2020, 5:30 PM at Embassy Suites La Vista. Once again, your tax-deductible gift (minus the cost of each meal) will help Rejuvenating Women to provide long-term restoration, recovery, and aftercare services in our community at no charge. The 2019 event drew 595 attendees and raised $140,5500 for survivors of human trafficking.This year’s needs are equally as great!

Our Keynote Speaker is Cyntoia Brown-Long, who, at the age of 16, was convicted of the murder and robbery of Johnny Michael Allen. Brown said that Allen had paid her $150 to have sex with him, and that she feared for her life during their encounter, leading her to shoot him. Prosecutors argued that Brown killed Allen in order to rob him. Brown was found guilty and sentenced to 51 years to life. After renewed interest in her case in 2017, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam commuted her original sentence to 15 years, scheduling her for release on August 7, 2019. Her story is detailed in the 2011 documentary Me Facing Life: Cyntoia's Story and in her memoir, Free Cyntoia: My Search for Redemption in the American Prison System.

Event Type: 

FUNDraising

Where: 

12520 Westport Pkwy.
La Vista, NE 68128
United States

When: 

Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 5:30pm