Author: Eric Gronquist
The National Children's Advocacy Center (NCAC) recognized David Hatchett in their "Heart of a Donor" feature of their 2011 Fall newsletter. The NCAC was founded in 1985 by former Congressman Robert E. "Bud" Cramer (AL), who was then a District Attorney here in Huntsville, as an organized effort to create a better system to help abused children. The NCAC models, promotes, and delivers excellence in child abuse response and prevention through service, education, and leadership.
David has been a Community Partner with the NCAC for the past three years and proudly donates his time and money as a tribute to his parents who blessed him with a wonderful childhood. It wasn't until he toured the NCAC in 2009 that David understood the number of children in Madison County who are physically, emotionally and sexually abused.
"That kind of environment is so foreign to me, and to the kind of childhood I had growing up. I am at a loss when I try to imagine what some of the children who benefit from the NCAC are going through or have been through. I was so lucky...I canít recall hearing a degrading or disparaging word ever spoken in the house I grew up in," says David. But there are children in this community who are not that fortunate.
"If there is anything I can do, whether financially or in any other way to help an innocent and exploited child, I will do it." And that's what David does. The NCAC is truly grateful for all that David does to support their organization and the children they serve.
Here at DAI, we hope that David's selfless acts of kindness can encourage others to lend their support to those in need.