The Bridge Over Troubled Waters organization has taken huge strides to combat the scourge of domestic violence, sexual assault or homeless situations in Texas. Now a new Bridge Over Troubled Waters is strategically located in Pasadena that will prove to be an open refuge for those that have encountered the unspeakable violence.
Houston, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/09/2011 -- Family violence appears to be escalating at an almost phenomenal speed that is not unlike a locust plague bearing down on the crops of the land, only in this case it's the children, or the wives, or the husbands that are made to suffer from physical, emotional, psychological and social devastation. Bridge Over Troubled Waters is a non-profit organization that assists those affected by domestic and sexual violence, and/or homelessness in southeast Harris County, Texas.
The mission of The Bridge is to be there for those that need support, safety or escape from the atrocities of domestic and sexual violence. Now effective August 4, 2011, there is a new Bridge on Allen Genoa Avenue in Pasadena. According to Paula Durrett, President of Durrett Motor Company and a member of the Board of Directors for Bridge Over Troubled Waters, the grand opening was a huge success.
According to Paula, "the day was perfect (except for the heat and the parking); what an overwhelming turn out. We had tours all day long. This would never of been possible without each and every one the people that attended."
The Bridge started out with just a small number of dedicated volunteers and an emergency shelter housing six families. According to the Bridge's website, "The founding board of directors’ desire was to provide a temporary shelter with a home-like environment that would serve as a “bridge” for victimized and abused people who sought to be healed of their trauma and return to positive places in society." It's taken them over 33 years but they have done exceptional work on their road to becoming the eighth largest comprehensive crisis center in Texas, serving in excess of 20,000 people through residential/non-residential services and community outreach and prevention/education programs.
Ms. Durrett has taken an active role in supporting The Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Inc. She is currently President and Director of the Board, and fuels her passion for The Bridge by doing everything she can to support their needs, both by donations and by volunteering. In addition she is co-owner of Durrett Motor Company, Inc., along with her husband, Craig. Durrett Motor Company has built a good, solid reputation as a used car dealer Houston clients rely on. The Durrett’s mission to improve the image of the “Used Car Dealer” has set them apart from other Houston used car dealers that choose not to “do it the right way”. They do what they say, say what they do, & they still believe in “doing business on a hand shake.”
About Durrett Motor Company
Durrett Motor Company's purpose is to establish a positive change in the community's perception of the pre-owned automobile industry. The owners are determined to offer a positively unexpected environment that is unique and uncharacteristic of the stereotypical car dealership and car buying experience.
For more information about Bridge Over Troubled Waters or Durrett Motor Company, feel free to contact Paula Durrett at 713-941-4616.