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Contact: Raquel Razien
Cell: 405-312-6640
Email: raquel.razien@circleofcare.org

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For Immediate Release

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WOODWARD, OK – Could your household add 3 or more children at once? Not many can. That’s why foster children in sibling sets of 3 or more have only a 65% chance of staying together in foster care. Siblings from abuse and neglect situations often have a unique and deep bond with each other. Separating them is a deeply traumatic experience.

Oklahoma United Methodist Circle of Care and Woodward First United Methodist Church are partnering to keep siblings together in Woodward County. Circle of Care recruits, trains and supports foster parents statewide. Woodward First United Methodist Church has donated the land and is rallying the community to raise funds which Circle of Care will match 100%.

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Construction is expected to be complete by the beginning of the summer. Families have already been identified to live in the homes and accept foster sibling sets as soon as the homes are ready. The last phase of the fundraising is for furnishings. A video showcasing furniture and room sponsorship opportunities are available at legacy.circleofcare.org.

To help end unnecessary trauma to foster children in Woodward County, please give online (put “Woodward” in the memo line) or contact Raquel Razien, Regional Program Director for Circle of Care (405) 312-6640. For information about the statewide campaign to build a total of 8 homes, contact Sarah Steffes, VP of Development at Circle of Care, at (405) 215-1400. Donations to the Woodward project can also be mailed to Circle of Care, 1211 34th Street, Suite 13, Woodward, OK 73801.

Circle of Care’s mission is to provide help, healing and hope to children and families in crisis to ensure a safe, healthy and spiritual future.

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