If you look up while crossing the Military Street bridge in Port Huron on a southbound crossing, you will see a lot of activity at the top of the Michigan Mutual Mortgage Building. The annual Community Roof Sit for Kids is underway and will continue through the end of the week. The event, which is in its 25th year, raises funds for the Child Abuse and Neglect Council (also known as the C.A.N. Council). Sherry Archibald, Executive Director of the C.A.N. Council, told WGRT that Michigan Mutual and all of downtown has been amazing. She said the downtown location provides the organization with a more visible location and further raises awareness about child abuse, the organization, and the services the organization provides.
The agency uses the funds raised at the event to provide prevention, education to children and adults in St. Clair County, forensic interviews, victim services, and trauma therapy as well as support to victims and their families. Archibald said that the Roof Sit is their largest fundraiser of the year, and it is vital to the organization and the services they provide. She went on to say that they rely on the generosity of the community for approximately 60% of the organization’s annual budget, and Community Roof Sit provides 75% of that.