New Braunfels-based country music star Randy Rogers will make a “huge” five-figure donation to the Crisis Center of Comal County (CCCC) 11 a.m. Monday at 655 Landa St., future home of the nonprofit, whose shelter for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault on Common Street burned to the ground in April.
Rogers learned about the fire after receiving a call from Mark Stevenson, owner of Valmark Chevrolet, one of the sponsors of KGNB 1420 AM/KNBT 92.1 FM’s 3rd Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes October fundraiser benefiting the CCCC.
Stevenson committed to raising enough money to fund the purchase of a 14-passenger shuttle bus.
To show his support, Rogers donated a private concert to be auctioned off during the live broadcast and his Randy Rogers Family Foundation matched those funds dollar-per-dollar.
The country star also pledged funds from the foundation’s annual fundraiser, the Randy Rogers Band Golf Jam in October. Corn Hole for a Cause, a November fundraiser, also benefited the foundation.
CCCC CEO Julie Strentzsch said she’s overwhelmed by Rogers’ support, which solves a huge problem for the organization.
The location of the organization’s interim shelter makes it very difficult for CCCC clients to access the resources and support systems they need in New Braunfels.
“This very generous donation allows us to meet the immediate transportation needs of our clients and frees up other funding as we convert the former senior-citizens center into a safe space to provide crisis-and-prevention services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault,” she said.