(BRAZIL) – Indiana Sheriffs Youth Ranch leaders are closely monitoring the Coronavirus pandemic and following Gov. Eric Holcomb’s guidance – both at their local departments and at their not-for-profit academy now under development for future law enforcement and at-risk kids.
“We value the health and wellbeing of our volunteer board of sheriffs statewide, as well as our adult and teenage supporters across Indiana,” said Executive Director Scott Minier. “It is vitally important we all follow the recommendations of Gov. Holcomb, so we can prevent spread of this deadly virus and return to work, school and church. For now, our Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch is postponing all of our spring and summer public events and fundraisers.”
Minier said Youth Ranch Board Trustees are meeting telephonically to continue progress of the not-for-profit 62-acre retreat being built in West Central Indiana for future law enforcement officers, at-risk kids, young witnesses and victims of crime.
“After a year of steady progress – purchase of the property, completing needed demolition and excavation, leasing our public safety K-9 academy and groundbreaking on four of our 10 youth cabins and a peace chapel – we must continue our steady progress, but we must do so safely,” Minier said.
Several public events and fundraisers for the Youth Ranch will be postponed out of respect for participants’ health and safety, Minier said.
- Sheriffs’ Sporting Clay Tournament for Firearms Safety
- ISYR Founders’ Day Celebration
- John Jones Auto Group Truck Raffle
- Student Advisors For Educating Tomorrow’s Youth (S.A.F.E.T.Y.) Leaders Weekend Retreats
- All-American Ribfest
- Youth Ranch Grandparents’ Day.
Minier encouraged supporters to rush donations to the Youth Ranch, so progress may continue even without the special events and fundraisers. Contributions may be mailed to: Indiana Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch, 5325 N. State Road 59, Brazil, IN 47834 or click here.