Pinwheels bring awareness to child abuse in Wichita county

Pinwheels bring awareness to child abuse in Wichita county

WICHITA COUNTY, TX (KAUZ) - National child abuse prevention and awareness month started Saturday and to raise awareness in Wichita County, 1,400 pinwheels were put into the ground at the 7th annual "Pinwheels for Patsy's House."

Each pinwheel represents a confirmed case of child abuse in Wichita County in 2016.

For every $20 donation that was given, a pinwheel was removed.

The goal was to get them all taken out.

"There are many communities that do not have a Patsy's House that do not have an advocacy center," said Denise Roberts, executive director of Patsy's House. "People to be there when they make an outcry and abuse and so for me it is very personal.  I'm very passionate along with the rest of our team of people that do this we get to see every day their hearts and how hard they fight for these kids."

Patsy's House will be selling the Pinwheels all through the month of April.

Sunday on NewsChannel6 we're taking a look further into child abuse in Wichita county and what is being done to help fight child abuse.

You can catch that story Sunday on NewsChannel6 at 10.