PITTSBURG — Farmers Insurance made a significant contribution to the Pittsburg community during the “Chamber Coffee” meeting Thursday.

The Children’s Advocacy Center of Pittsburg received a $10,000 donation from Farmers District Manager Troy Jones at Beard-Shanks Law Enforcement Center at 201 North Pine St.

The donation will aid in the center’s efforts to promote excellence in child abuse response and prevention through training, program development, advocacy and leadership.

“What an organization we have here today,” Jones said. “Farmers gives back to the communities we serve and what better organization than the helpless and defenseless.”

According to the center’s presentation during the meeting, Children’s Advocacy Centers served more than 334,000 children across the country in 2017. The Pittsburg branch in particular helped 118 children ages zero to 17 in 2017. Since January, the CAC has served 20 children.

“It’s just a great opportunity for us because we are 41 percent grant funded and they are very strict on what they pay so it helps so much,” said CAC Executive Director Whitney Lovell. “It helps keep the lights on around here and it helps provide support for the kids.”

For more information, visit https://www.cacpittsburg.org/.

— Brandon Schmitz is a staff writer for the Morning Sun. He can be reached at bschmitz@morningsun.net.