Area children benefit from fundraiser


- Photo by John Meiu

Members of Macomb County’s civic and legal community gathered recently for the 14th annual “Christmas for Kids” fundraiser to benefit Care House. Those enjoying the  event at Mac & Ray’s in Harrison Township included (left to right) Dana Camphous-Peterson, Macomb County commissioner and Care House co-founder; Ed Greenup and 37th District Court Judge Dawnn Gruenburg, Care House directors; Robert Shuman; Dorie Vazquez-Nolan, Care House executive director; and Macomb County Sheriff Mark Hackel, who took over Jan. 1 as the county’s first executive. Vazquez-Nolan said proceeds from the event support the center’s  forensic interviewing program and other services for child victims of sexual abuse and their families in Macomb County.