Rapha House Fundraiser a Success


Women came together for a night of fun on Friday, all to help victims of sex trafficking. The Annual Ladies Night Out benefitting Rapha House started 4 years ago and has grown into a tradition for many families and groups of friends. The first year the event raised $5,000 dollars. The next year that number doubled. Numbers for Friday’s event are still being tallied but it looks like it has surpassed last year’s total of around $17,000 dollars. “We are always blown away by how many people come and donate and help us put this event together,” shares Katie Cundall, one of the event organizers. Katie credited Karen Redden for having the vision to create the event and the go-getter attitude to make each year a success. The Rapha House organization has safe houses in Cambodia, Thailand, and Haiti for girls who have been trafficked; the average age of the girls is between 10 and 12 but with girls as young as 4 and up to 18 also served. To learn more, visit www.raphahouse.org.


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.