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September 2023 Newsletter

September 2023 Newsletter

Join Us For the HEMAD Poker Run on October 8th

Thank you to all our staff, volunteers, and supporters who participated in our 9th annual The Epidemic and The Game. If you missed it, go to our website to view a video/reel and check us out on TikTok. For those who attended, we will publish an album of all the pictures collected from the event. If you have pictures to share, please send them in to Don't forget to join us for the HEMAD Poker Run hat will take place on Sunday, October 8th, at 10 am! Read on for more details! You can follow us on Facebook or visit our website to stay up to date with everything we've got scheduled!


Photo Collage (clockwise from top): #1 Carla (from left), Terri, Alderwoman Taylor, a legislator from Indiana, and Dr. Lassiter; #2 Sheriff Knowles (from left), Dr. Powell, and Dr. Lassiter; #3 Sarah and Cara reporting out after their table discussion.



Our 9th annual "The Epidemic and The Game 2023" event was a resounding success. CRC hosted specialized law enforcement training sessions in Madison and Cedarburg, attracting law enforcement personnel from across the state. Our keynote speaker, Dr. Stephany Powell, received an overwhelming amount of praise and gratitude. Special thanks to Sarah and Cara, dedicated employees and volunteers from Convergence, who provided a unique perspective that captivated the audience. We were delighted to have support from individuals and organizations near and far, including Lake Geneva, Sheboygan, Madison, Port Washington, and many others. Notably, our partners at Rahab's Daughters, represented by Terri and Heidi, also showed their strong support for our cause. We also received lots of positive feedback about this year's shirt, so we will consider placing another order if there is enough interest. If you would like one, please reach out and let us know! We are excited to share that the event was featured on WTMJ4. If you missed it, you can check it out here: Finally, don't forget to save the date for next year - September 21, 2024. Thanks to everyone for attending and for all of your help! We can't wait to see you again next year.



The HEMAD poker run 2023 will take place on Sunday, October 8th. Join Motorcycle Clubs and Independent Riders from all over in a Poker Ride fundraiser for Convergence to take a stand against human trafficking. As a special bonus in honor of the female motorcycle clubs - for this day only - women can take the HEMAD pledge too! Check-in will open at 10 am, and kickstands up at 11 am. Register to attend on our website. Be a participant in this history-making event as hundreds of bikers destroy myths and show you that they care about our communities. If you are interested in hosting a ride in your city or state contact us at



Yes, it is coming! On April 26th, 2024, Convergence will celebrate 20 years of service to this community. More details to be announced soon! Are you interested in being a sponsor - contact Carla Mckiver at


Needs Spotlight

Many of you have asked - how can I help? We hear you, so each month we will highlight a way for you to help. You can drop donations off at CRC and we will mail your tax receipt or send it via email.

Needs for September 2023

  • SOS Bag Supplies (full-size toiletries)

  • Basic jogging suits (all sizes, matching top & bottom)


Amazon Smile Discontinued

In February 2023, Amazon discontinued its Amazon Smile program. If you were donating to CRC through via Amazon, please consider donating to us directly instead. Thank you for your continued support!


Find us on Benevity

Have you made a financial contribution to Convergence recently? If your employer offers donation matching, you may be able to double your impact. CRC is now registered with Benevity to make donation matching easier for you. If your employer uses Benevity to match donations, don't forget to look us up!


CRC Donations via CashApp

CRC is now on CashApp! Cash App is a mobile payment service developed by Square, Inc. that allows users to transfer money to one another using a mobile phone app. The service is available in the US and the UK.

If you would like to make a donation via CashApp, please send it to our handle: "$CRCDonate"


Triumph Rising Mondays on JOY1340 at 12:30pm

Triumph Rising is the radio show hosted by Dr. Debbie Lassiter. Head over to the Media Page on our website to hear the latest episode.


Round Up To Support CRC

Consider supporting CRC with our new round up option! Register a debit or credit card and each time you make a purchase on the registered card it will automatically round up to the nearest dollar. It will stop rounding up for the month when you reach your pre-set limit. It's just that easy. Set it and forget it! Click here to get started and choose the round-ups button. At the end of the month you will receive notification of how much you donated and CRC will receive the funds. We will keep you aware of which specific areas your funds have been assigned.


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THANK YOU Continue to pray for and with us during this time and afterward.

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