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HALO to be featured in People

HALO to be featured in People

October 10th, 2013 in News
Rebecca Neuenswander Welsh hugs a child named Henry on a trip to Uganda.

Jefferson City native Rebecca Neuenswander Welsh and the HALO Foundation are featured in a People Magazine story published today on the magazine's website, www.people.com.

"It's a story of my background and the history of HALO, and the different things we're doing and the number of kids we reach," Welsh said.

The HALO Foundation is a nonprofit that "empowers youth in the greatest need to become contributing members of their communities." The foundation supports 11 orphanages and programs in Uganda, Kenya, Mexico, India and Nicaragua. Domestically, it supports programming and art therapy for at-risk youth.

Welsh, founder and president of the HALO Foundation, splits her time between the agency's Kansas City and Jefferson City offices.

"This is huge for us," Welsh said of the People article. "So many more people will be aware of what HALO does."

She said some of the kids the foundation serves were also interviewed for the article.

"We're just excited," Welsh said. "We're thrilled. It's just a great way to get the word out."